Italian Beans & Greens

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Prep Time10minutes
Cook Time25minutes
Passive Time
Nutrition Facts
Italian Beans & Greens
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 320mg 13%
Potassium 43mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 5g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 49%
Calcium 18%
Iron 25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

My mom used to make this recipe and I remember smelling the amazing aromas that penetrated the house. It is a quick and easy dinner that is unbelievably satisfying.

You really don’t need anything else alongside, but if you insist, some fresh bread or sliced tomatoes are good choices.

I used arugula (rocket) lettuce but any green of choice would suit…kale, escarole or collard.



  • 2 Tbl olive oil
  • 1/2 large green pepper diced
  • 1 large shallot diced
  • 5 cloves garlic diced
  • 2 cans cannellini beans with juice
  • 6 leaves basil
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • 2 Tbl. white wine, optional
  • 5 oz. arugula or greens of choice
  • 1 tsp. Reduced Sodium Better Than Bullion
  • 1/2 cup water from boiling pasta


  1. In a large saute pan, heat oil and add green pepper, shallot and garlic, cooking over medium heat for 5 minutes. Be sure to stir often to avoid garlic burning.
  2. Stir in beans and juice, salt basil, red pepper, black pepper, oregano and wine, if desired, and continue to simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in arugula and wilt.

Simply Pasta


  • 1/2 lb. pasta cooked to package directions


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Drain and add to pan with beans & greens.
  3. Serve in bowls and top, if desired, with Vegan Parmesan.

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