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Cannellini Beans with Escarole and Spaghetti

The simplicity of yesterday sustains.  The warmth, the heart and sincerity sustains for today; without experiencing one would not know what one is missing.  Yet, that is what makes one long; for without knowing one does not miss only wonder.


29 oz. can of cannellini beans – drained
2 heads of escarole – washed and ripped
4-5 cloves of garlic – chopped
3 – 4 marinated chili peppers - chopped
Juice of ½ lemon
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
½ cup of chicken broth
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 lb. of spaghetti – prepared as directed
Grated Romano or Parmesan cheese

Heat a large cast iron frying pan with olive oil; add the garlic and chili peppers to sauté on low. 

When the garlic is fragrant add the escarole and cover slightly.  The escarole will cook down. 

Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, beans and seasonings and toss.  Simmer on low heat while preparing the spaghetti.

Lift the spaghetti into the escarole and toss.

Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and grated cheese.

Enjoy with Love,



  1. I want some of this. I bet it's nice an spicy too and that's even better.

    Have a fabulous day Catherine. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

  2. You certainly know how to grab my attention with this, Catherine!

  3. Hi! I am visiting your blog from the Serenity Now link party! This recipe is really nourishing and healthy!

  4. Sounda amazing! My hubby will love this, pasta with beans...great! Thanks for the récipe and happy new year 2014!!!

  5. This looks so healthy and delicious too. Have a great weekend!

  6. It always amazes me what you put together with the simplest ingredients!

  7. Hi Catherine , just delicious , love the ingredients , thanks for sharing :)

  8. This looks so good. I've been eating more beans and a lot less meat lately and this would be a very nice supper. Keep cozy!

  9. Catherine, For me at least, this would be really different. But it looks and sounds good... I like the garlic and heat you added to give it a little bite! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  10. That's an interesting combo, and I like all of the ingredients. I bet it's delicious!I may have to cut back on some of the spice, though! I'm a wimp when it comes to spicy foods - a little 'kick' is ok, but not too hot!

  11. Well...I'm not really a bean lover so I think this one I would either have to moit that ingredient or give it a miss. I think it would be great without the beans mind you!!!

  12. Simple, delicious pleasure. Pure comfort. blessings ~ tanna

  13. A simple and comforting meal. Love escarole.

  14. This looks delicious - I would eat that in a second - always wondered what escargot was used for! I am not sure about the kids. sandie

  15. Pasta is always a comfort food. I would love beans in mine!

  16. Ottima pietanza, amo i fagioli e le scarole. Complimenti!

    Buona giornata.


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