Escarole and Cannellini Bean Stew

Escarole and Cannellini Bean StewRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Dan Becker
Time: 30 minutes. This hearty, less-is-more stew riffs on rustic Italian flavors. Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.
Serves 4


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About 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
3 ounces pancetta, cut into 1/2-in. dice (1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes
4 canned peeled tomatoes, quartered
3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 qts. roughly chopped escarole (about 2 heads)
Freshly grated parmesan cheese


Total: 30 Minutes

1. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a 4- to 5-qt. pan over medium heat. Add pancetta and cook 2 minutes. Then add garlic and chile flakes; cook, stirring often, until garlic turns pale gold. Add tomatoes, broth, beans, and pepper. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes.

2. Add escarole and cook, covered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Season to taste with salt. Divide among 4 serving bowls, sprinkle with cheese, and drizzle with more olive oil.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Created date

January 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 344
Caloriesfromfat 44 %
Protein 18 g
Fat 17 g
Satfat 4.9 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 12 g
Sodium 1008 mg
Cholesterol 10 mg