Escarole and Beans

Escarole and Beans

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"This is a creamy concoction of escarole and beans. It's rich, and it's divine! It's also best served with a warm crusty Italian bread."


40 m servings 322 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 322 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.7g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 13.1 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 543 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss in escarole, turning to coat with oil. Season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes, or until tender.
  2. In a separate skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Stir in garlic. Pour in beans with juices, and simmer until creamy, about 10 minutes. Stir in escarole and parsley; simmer 10 minutes more.
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  1. 121 Ratings


I learned this recipe a long time ago from a fabulous elder italian grandma. It must have a taste of garlic and even better the garlic should be cooked well almost burnt. You should cut the pi...

This was creamy and delicious. Everyone in my family loved it. I only used one large head of escarole and one can of beans. I wouldn't have been able to fit any more escarole into my largest ...

I loved this recipe, but my husband and children did not. So I had to give it a four because of this. I thought it was really good. Only thing I'm changing next time is when I get the escarol...

Thanks for this recipe!! I had been dying to find a recipe similar to a dish I vaguely remembered that my father used to make. Using this recipe, I altered it to fit the way my father used to ma...

This is something we grew up eating, its a wonderful comforting dish. My mother used to add a small can of tomato sauce to the recipe, its terrific and heart healthy!!

the taste was great- hubby loved it- but i found it to be "mushy"- the beans were cooked much longer than necessary. i also would have preferred a chicken stock base instead of only the juice fr...

Absolutely amazing! I added about a cup of tomato sauce and sprinkled parmesan cheese on it at the table. With these tweaks it's just like the escarole and beans at our favorite Italian restau...

I would give this 6 stars if I could. I was afraid it would be bitter, but it's not! It's delicious and I am going to make it again today!

Outstanding! I made it into a soup by using only one escarole, 2 cups of chicken broth, a cup of Prego pasta sauce and 2 sliced chicken basil sausages. Wow!