Pasta Fagioli, one of my favorite pasta dishes, so on this cold snowy day that is what I made. Actually, I did not want to go to the store shopping for anything, so used what I had in the house. It worked out really nice.
1 can (400 g) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 garlic clove, cut in half
salt and pepper to taste
fresh Parsley, mince about half handful (if I had basil, I would have used that)
400 g bacon
400 g short pasta
extra virgin olive oil
Cook the bacon on a sheet pan in a preheated oven 180C for about 35 minutes, turning occasionally. When done, remove to a plate with paper towels and pat dry.
Drain the beans and rinse well, in a heavy bottom pan, add a good glug of olive oil and cook the garlic till it starts to turn brown a little and then remove it. Add the beans, and season with salt & pepper.
Bring a large stock pot with water to a boil and add salt, then the pasta. Cook till al dente. Drain the pasta, and place into a dish (save some of the pasta water). Add the beans, parmigiano, parsley, crumbled up the bacon and maybe a little more oil if you wish. Mix everything together and taste for seasoning, you may need some salt and pepper.