Cannellini Beans

Baked cannellini beans are a delicious and nutritious dish that is easy to prepare. Cannellini beans are a type of white bean that are commonly used in Italian cuisine. When baked, they become soft and creamy, with a rich flavor that pairs well with a variety of spices and seasonings.

This dish is a great vegetarian option and can be served as a side dish or as a main course. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make a hearty and satisfying meal that everyone will love.

Why This Recipe Works

This recipe is great because it's simple to make and packed with flavor. The beans are cooked in a rich tomato sauce with garlic, onions, and herbs, which gives them a depth of flavor that's hard to resist. The dish is then topped with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, which adds a crunchy texture and a savory finish.

Another reason to make this recipe is that it's versatile. You can serve it as a vegetarian main course, or as a side dish to accompany roasted meats or fish. It's also a great dish to make ahead of time, as it reheats well and can be stored in the fridge for several days.

Overall, baked cannellini beans are a delicious and satisfying dish that's perfect for any occasion. Whether you're looking for a comforting meal on a cold winter's night, or a hearty side dish for a summer barbecue, this recipe is sure to please.

Ingredients

Cannellini Beans - creamy and tender, perfect for baking; substitute with Great Northern or Navy beans if needed

Olive Oil - adds richness and helps the dish cook evenly; substitute with vegetable or canola oil if desired

Garlic - adds a depth of flavor; substitute with garlic powder or onion if needed

Tomatoes - provide natural sweetness and acidity; substitute with canned tomatoes or tomato sauce

Herbs - fresh rosemary or thyme work well; substitute with dried herbs or an Italian seasoning blend

Tips

  • Soak dried beans overnight for faster cooking
  • Use a deep baking dish to prevent sauce from spilling
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as needed
  • Add a little water if the sauce becomes too thick during baking
  • Top with grated cheese for an extra layer of flavor

How to Serve

This versatile baked cannellini beans dish can be served as a side or a main course. It pairs well with a variety of dishes andcan be enjoyed all year round.

  1. Serve as a side dish alongside roasted or grilled meats
  2. Use as a base for a vegetarian main course by adding sautéed vegetables
  3. Incorporate into a hearty salad by mixing with greens, roasted vegetables, and a vinaigrette

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Cannellini Beans

Baked cannellini beans are a delicious and nutritious dish that is easy to prepare. Cannellini beans are a type of white bean that are commonly used in Italian cuisine.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cannellini beans, olive oil
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried cannellini beans soaked overnight
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary or thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Drain and rinse the soaked beans.
  • In a deep baking dish, combine beans, olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, herbs, salt, and pepper.
  • Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 1.5-2 hours, or until the beans are tender and the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 1922kcal Carbohydrates: 267g Protein: 99g Fat: 58g Saturated Fat: 8g Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g Monounsaturated Fat: 40g Sodium: 754mg Potassium: 8203mg Fiber: 66g Sugar: 20g Vitamin A: 563IU Vitamin C: 48mg Calcium: 1141mg Iron: 47mg

Notes

  • Soak dried beans overnight for faster cooking
  • Use a deep baking dish to prevent sauce from spilling
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as needed
  • Add a little water if the sauce becomes too thick during baking
  • Top with grated cheese for an extra layer of flavor
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