Escarole and Beans is my absolute favorite skinny Italian side dish. It’s almost a soup, but, my friend Lucille who first made me this for me says it a side dish so, it’s a side dish! It is so easy, fresh and flavorful. It’s also filling and if you’re anything like me, someone who likes to eat large portions, you will love escarole and beans too!  It’s a no guilt dish with an 80z serving having only about 125 calories and the perfect compliment to any Sunday Supper! 

beans and escarole


1 head of fresh Escarole, chopped  
2  Tbsp  Extra Virgin Olive Oil  
1 clove Garlic, minced  
1 can (14.5 oz) Chicken or Vegetable Stock (I use low sodium) 
1 can (15.5 oz) Cannellini Beans  (undrained)

Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and saute for about half a minute.  Add in the Cannellini beans and saute with garlic for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken broth. Slowly add in the chopped  escarole and saute until wilted, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Lucille adds red pepper flakes to hers.  We both top with grated parmesan cheese.


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