Roasted Butter Beans With Pancetta

Tender, fresh butter beans are oven roasted with pieces of pancetta or bacon creating a flavorful side dish. Use lots of fresh cracked black pepper to give this dish a bite. This is one of my all time favorite ways to cook yellow beans when they are in season.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 2011

Roasted Butter Beans With Pancetta

A great way to cook yellow beans when in season.


  • 1 Pound Fresh Yellow Beans-Washed, Dried, With Ends Snapped Off
  • 3-4 Strips Of Pancetta Or Bacon, Cut Into 1/2 Inch Pieces
  • Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper


  1. In a large baking dish, mix together the beans, pancetta and cracked black pepper.
  2. Cover, and bake in a preheated, 375 degree F. oven for about 20 minutes.
  3. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes longer, or until easily pierced with a fork.
  4. Taste and season with salt if needed.
  5. Serve immediately while still warm.