Warm White Beans with Roasted Fennel

  • brncgirl Posted: 09/27/11
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    My husband loved this. I added some cubed grilled chicken that I had in the freezer and it was a one-dish meal.

  • kelgor Posted: 09/26/11
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    Delicious! Great combination of flavors. Next time I may try adding a splash of sherry vinegar or lemon for a shot of acid.

  • Douglasbranch Posted: 10/10/11
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    Really delicious. A wonderful side dish for salmon with a pesto sauce. I doubled the recipe but tripled the cheese. If timing is an issue, there's nothing preventing you from roasting the fennel well in advance and then just adding it to the cooking beans later.

  • ash141 Posted: 09/27/11
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    Super tasty and a quick, easy meal to make. I added a splash of apple cider vinegar and tofu to the ingredients on the stove, it made a great meal for one.

  • JaimeJ Posted: 10/18/11
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    Needs just a little something extra- lemon juice maybe? Good solid recipe, though.

  • HipMominIndiana Posted: 11/19/11
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    Wonderful recipe! Delicious side with a roasted chicken and crusty bread. A keeper!

  • mojavejen Posted: 10/30/11
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    The roasted combo of fennel and parmigiano adds so much flavor. I think even people who say they don't like fennel will enjoy this recipe.

  • lizencarn Posted: 02/11/12
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    Served a modified version of this at an impromptu dinner with friends and it was a huge hit! I browned some mild Italian turkey sausage with casings removed, then added the beans. Poured some low-sodium chicken broth in with the spinach and covered it for several minutes to let the greens wilt before adding the fennel. So much flavor from the fennel and cayenne (ground red pepper), but not too much anise flavor, which I don't like. Will definitely make again!

  • SusanGriffin Posted: 01/31/12
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    Delicious, and so fast, easy, and nutritious. My husband and I love it. I've served it to guests, and they've asked for the recipe. The first time I made it, I found it a bit dry, so I added chicken broth. White wine works, too. I also got new cookware, so I used a smaller pan and lower heat; it helped, but I still added a bit of broth/wine. I love the leftovers warmed for lunch the next day.

  • Katmanduu Posted: 02/22/12
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    I really liked this recipe. I'm a big bean-as-a-side-dish fan so I'm easy to please in that regard. My fiance and guests enjoyed it too however. I did add a splash of champagne vinegar but probably didnt need to. I dont always have fennel around but when I do I will be making this for sure. Give it a go!

  • jldelane Posted: 02/22/12
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    I've made this for several dinner parties and everyone loves it! I always substitute kale for the spinach.

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