Monday, March 20, 2017

One Pot Cannellini Florentine

:::sigh::: husbands!
Mine is a picky eater...when he remembers to be. 
Sounds confusing?
How about this: He likes kidney beans. Kidney beans = great protein, so I have been using them a lot lately. Including cannellini beans which are nothing more than white kidney beans.

On the back of one of the cans of cannellini beans I have used was this recipe. Sounds delish and it is everything we already know and like.

I am in the kitchen making dinner. 
Hubby comes home "OMG what is that, it smells so freaking good!"
Fast forward to actual dinner.
I get "mmm is that spinach I see, yum!"
then it hit....
He made a face like a 5 year old, used his spoon to pick up one cannellini bean...grimaced...and said "what in the heck is this?"

Convincing him that he has been eating them for months is like selling ice to an Eskimo. Forget it. Not going to happen. Once he gets an idea in his head, it might as well be written in concrete.

The girl and I loved it, she even went back for seconds.
He knew better than to snack later on. 
Ever feel like this?

Whatever. Picky hubby aside, you want to make this dish. The girl and I are not-so-sad to have leftovers for the week!

4 Sliced bacon, chopped
3 Cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (14 oz) can chopped spinach, drained
1 (15.5 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 (16 oz) can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (16 oz) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
3 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
½ Cup sun dried tomatoes, cut into thin strips
1 Tsp dried basil
Crushed red pepper flakes
Parmesan cheese
French fried onions

1. Cook bacon over high heat in large stockpot until cooked
2. Add garlic and onion, saute until brown
3. Mix in spinach, saute 2 minutes
4. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 10 minutes
5. Season to taste
6. Top with cheese and onions


Just out of the pot

With the french fried onions and Parmesan cheese

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  1. YUM! Looks amazing!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  2. What a great bowl of goodness, we will just love it! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I would gladly take his portion this looks delicious! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  4. Isn't it funny how men can suddenly decide they don't like something - or that they do?! Actually, my hubby's tastes have really changed since we first met - as have mine. We have had a huge influence on each other. Love this delicious Cannellini Florentine - it's so wholesome and satisfying. Sharing on our Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you for being a part of Hearth and Soul, Jay.

  5. Sounds good - Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up~

  6. We are soup lovers in this house so your recipe is definitely one we need to try! Thanks for sharing it :)

  7. This looks delicious and we'll be trying it soon - and I'm going to go kiss my husband for not being super picky! Thanks for sharing with Awesome Life Friday!