SPINACH & WHITE BEAN GRATIN WITH BACON

Ellen Bales

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A great recipe from cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com (their photo). This dish combines spinach, cannellini beans, bacon, Parmesan cheese, and much more. A very satisfying meal in one easy-to-make dish.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 small
yellow onion, diced
1/3 c
jarred roasted red peppers, diced
2 clove
garlic, minced
coarse salt and fresh black pepper
1 c
chicken broth
2 can(s)
(14 oz.ea.) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
4 c
baby spinach, stems removed
1 Tbsp
fresh chopped basil or rosemary
1 c
grated parmesan cheese, divided, plus more for serving
3 slice
bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onion, red pepper and garlic, season with salt and pepper. Cook about 5 minutes until onion is tender, stirring frequently.
2
Add the broth, all the beans except 1/2 cup and the spinach. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes until the spinach is wilted. Mash the 1/2 cup beans with a fork and mix them into the skillet.
3
Remove from heat, stir in the basil and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
4
Transfer to a greased 8x8-inch casserole dish and sprinkle the remaining Parmesan over the top. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle the bacon over the top and serve with more Parmesan if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids