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

Roasted Butter Beans With Pancetta

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A great way to cook yellow beans when in season.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 305mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 12gSugar: 0gProtein: 16g