· 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed· 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock· 1/4 cup white wine· 1/4 cup white wine vinegar· 1 shallot or small white onion, finely chopped· 3 tablespoons unsalted butter· 1 cup small pasta, like shells· Kosher salt and black pepper· Grated Parmesan, Pecorino Romano or other strong hard cheese, to finish
Step 1Add the beans and stock to a large pot, and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down, and let simmer for 20 minutes.Step 2While the beans cook, combine the wine, vinegar, shallot and butter in a small saucepan. Simmer over medium-low for about 15 minutes, shaking the pan as the liquid reduces to keep it from burning. Turn off the heat, and set the beurre blanc aside.Step 3Stir the pasta into the beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through, about 10 more minutes. Stir in the beurre blanc, and season generously with salt and pepper. Serve with a little grated cheese on top.