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Canned cannellini beans are seasoned with fresh garlic and rosemary and simmered with splashes of white wine and chicken broth. Using canned beans allow you to get a quick side like Whites Beans with Proscuitto to the table fast.

Laraine Perri
Recipe by Cooking Light December 2011

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Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/3 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic and rosemary; sauté 30 seconds. Add wine; cook until liquid evaporates. Add broth, pepper, and beans; cook for 3 minutes or until beans are thoroughly heated. Stir in parsley and prosciutto.

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Nutrition Facts

94 calories; fat 3.1g; saturated fat 0.6g; mono fat 1.7g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 5.9g; carbohydrates 10.6g; fiber 2.9g; cholesterol 6mg; iron 1.1mg; sodium 356mg; calcium 35mg.
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