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White Beans with Bacon & Garlicky Greens

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4 servings, 1/2 cup each

All you'll need to season this quick and delicious spinach and white bean side dish is bacon, a bit of garlic and freshly ground black pepper.

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  • Cook bacon in large skillet on medium heat until almost crisp, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels.
  • Add garlic to drippings; cook and stir 1 min. or until garlic is lightly browned. Stir in spinach, beans and bacon; cook 2 min. or just until spinach is wilted and mixture is heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • Season generously with pepper.


Substitute chopped fresh Swiss chard for the spinach.

Food Facts

Also known as white kidney beans, cannellini beans are a great addition to both hot dishes and cold salads.


  • 4 servings, 1/2 cup each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

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  • Carb Choices: 1 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Meat (L)
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This flavorful bean side dish is both rich in vitamin A from the spinach and a good source of iron from the beans.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1/2 cup each
Calories 180
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 280mg
Carbohydrate 20g
Dietary fiber 8g
Sugars 0g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 40 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • cneese1 |

    Amazing recipe! Best if made with fresh locally grown spinach but also good with store bought bag spinach (I use the whole bag). Made exactly per the recipe. Make this several times per year and it's always a hit.