How to Make Escarole and Beans

Escarole and beans is delicious by itself as a soup, but toss it on macaroni and you've got yourself a meal! Make sure you have fresh Italian bread for dunking!


Step 1

In a large saucepan, bring chicken broth and escarole to a boil and simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour.

Step 2

Brown the garlic in the oil, add beans (with the liquid) and heat thoroughly.

Step 3

Combine with escarole and let simmer for 10 to 20 minutes, stirring carefully with a wooden spoon.

Step 4

Serve with grated cheese and hot Italian bread. Add black pepper or red pepper flakes if desired.

Tips and Warnings

Toss on top of your favorite macaroni for a heartier dish.

Things You'll Need

1 cup chicken broth , 1 head escarole (well washed and cut) , 2 Tbsp. olive oil , 2 garlic cloves, minced , 1 can (15 oz.) cannelloni beans , Grated Parmesan cheese

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