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.


  • 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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 305mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 12g Sugar: 0g Protein: 16g