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Slow-Cooker Tuscan Beans

Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 3 hrs, 15 mins
Yield Serves 6
We like this easy side that call for just four ingredients.


  • 1 pound dried cannellini beans, rinsed and picked over
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 sprig fresh sage
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 290
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • protein 18 g
  • carbohydrate 43 g
  • fiber 12 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • sodium 211 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine beans, garlic, sage, 1 tsp. salt and 8 cups water in slow cooker. Cover; cook on high until beans are tender, about 3 hours and 15 minutes.

  2. Drain mixture; discard garlic and sage. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon into bowls; drizzle each portion with 1 tsp. olive oil.

Cook's Notes

This recipe also appeared in the September 2011 issue.