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Creamy Cannellini Bean Side Dish

 
One serving costs about $1.17

$1.17 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 25 minutes

Ready in 25 minutes

4 gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free side dish
spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

Creamy Cannellini Bean Side Dish might be just the side dish you are searching for. This recipe makes 4 servings with 300 calories, 19g of protein, and 4g of fat each. For $1.15 per serving, this recipe covers 18% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. If you have bay leaf, cannellini beans, vegetable broth, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 25 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 77%. This score is good. Try Cannellini Bean Side Dish With Fennel, Red Onion, and Saffron, Cucumber and Cannellini Bean Side Salad, and Baked Bean Side Dish for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  bay leaf
bay leaf
31 oz
31 oz canned cannellini beans
canned cannellini beans
1 tsp
1 tsp dried thyme
dried thyme
3 handfuls
3 handfuls fresh basil
fresh basil
some
some Salt & Pepper
Salt & Pepper
3 slices
3 slices turkey bacon
turkey bacon
3 cups
3 cups vegetable broth
vegetable broth
1  bay leaf
1
bay leaf
31 oz canned cannellini beans
31 oz
canned cannellini beans
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp
dried thyme
3 handfuls fresh basil
3 handfuls
fresh basil
some Salt & Pepper
some
Salt & Pepper
3 slices turkey bacon
3 slices
turkey bacon
3 cups vegetable broth
3 cups
vegetable broth

Equipment

potato masher
potato masher
pot
pot
potato masher
potato masher
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. In a pot, over medium heat, add a small drizzle of olive oil and the bacon. There is very little fat in this bacon which is why you need a little olive oil to prevent it from sticking and to get it going. Cook for several minutes, until browned and slightly crisp.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients into the pot, season with the thyme, salt and pepper. Simmer on low.
  3. After simmering for about 10 minutes they should be soft enough to begin mashing the beans with a potato masher. Do so until a nice creamy consistency. Allow to simmer until the beans have thickened and all the broth is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Taste for salt and pepper, garnish with some fresh basil and enjoy!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.17
Ingredient
1 bay leaf
31 ounces canned cannellini beans
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3 handfuls fresh basil
3 slices turkey bacon
3 cups vegetable broth
Price
$0.02
$1.57
$0.16
$0.24
$0.45
$2.27
$4.70

Tips

Health Tips

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • Don't make the mistake of assuming turkey bacon is healthier than pork bacon. Read the labels and look for short ingredient lists (not too many artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other additives). If you're watching your sodium intake, pay attention to that too. It is also important to note that the American Institute for Cancer Research has stated the consumption of ANY processed meat could increase your risk of developing cancer. Although it is not yet clear what causes the increased cancer risk, it could be the preservatives or other chemicals commonly used during processing.

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • If you have too much bacon (is this even possible?) you can freeze individual slices by laying them between sheets of wax paper. Even better, you can put them on a single sheet of wax paper and roll the paper in such a way that you can just unroll it later and remove however many slices you want.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Surprising tip: you will end up with better bacon if you add water to the skillet when cooking it on the stovetop. For large amounts of bacon, you can also prepare bacon in the oven.

  • get more cooking tips
Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
300 Calories
19g Protein
3g Total Fat
49g Carbs
33% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
300
15%

Fat
3g
6%

  Saturated Fat
1g
7%

Carbohydrates
49g
16%

  Sugar
2g
2%

Cholesterol
10mg
3%

Sodium
1149mg
50%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
19g
38%

Manganese
1mg
59%

Fiber
10g
43%

Iron
7mg
40%

Folate
145µg
36%

Potassium
1045mg
30%

Magnesium
116mg
29%

Copper
0.53mg
27%

Phosphorus
249mg
25%

Zinc
2mg
19%

Calcium
169mg
17%

Vitamin K
17µg
17%

Vitamin B1
0.22mg
15%

Vitamin E
1mg
13%

Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10%

Vitamin A
465IU
9%

Selenium
6µg
9%

Vitamin B2
0.11mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.41mg
4%

Vitamin B3
0.65mg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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