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Tuscan White Bean Skillet

An easy, super flexible one skillet meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4



  • 1 pound dried white cannellini beans if using dried beans or 3 cans white cannellini beans, undrained
  • ¼ cup good olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped carrots 4 carrots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3 cloves
  • 1 cup chicken stock preferably homemade
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese


  • If using dried beans: The night before, soak the beans in a large bowl with water to cover by at least 2 inches. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day, drain the beans, rinse them well, and place them in a large stockpot. Add twice as much water as you have beans, bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes, until the beans are very tender. Skim off any foam that accumulates.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the fennel and carrots and sauté for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Drain the beans and add them to the vegetables. (If you are using canned beans, add the beans and the liquid from the can at this point).
  • Add the chicken stock, sage, rosemary, salt, and pepper and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 12 to 15 minutes, until creamy.
  • Stir in the Pecorino, season to taste, and serve hot.


This is an excellent dish to add your favorite vegetables into, like kale or collards, roasted squash, chopped zucchini or fennel, marinated artichokes and sundried tomatoes.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of crème fraiche for creaminess and serve with a protein like grilled shrimp or chicken.
Pro tip: Don’t add salt or anything acidic to beans while they boil; it makes the skins tough.
Keyword Beans, Carrots

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