You’ll be longing to spread these rich, creamy Bacon Rosemary Cannellini Beans on pieces of lightly toasted Italian bread for an evening snack that is ready in about 10 minutes and pairs perfectly with a glass of your favorite wine. –Jump to Recipe
Everything is better with bacon, right?! Especially creamy white cannellini beans. These white beans are commonly mistaken for other types of white beans such as navy beans and Great Northern beans. Here is the basic break down according to Wikipedia –
- Cannellini beans – a variety popular in central and southern Italy, but was first developed in Argentina. They are larger than navy beans and related to the kidney bean.
- Navy beans – native to the Americas, is a small, dry white bean which is smaller than many other types of white beans. It has an oval, slightly flattened shape.
- Great northern beans – also called ‘large white’ beans are also larger than navy beans but smaller than cannellini beans, with a flattened shape similar to lima beans.
So now you know!
Bacon Rosemary Cannellini Beans
My Tuscan White Bean Dip was inspired by this Bacon Rosemary Cannellini Beans recipe and has basically the same ingredients. Just a totally different texture. Which matters a whole lot to some people. Personally it just depends on my mood. Either way these beans cook down slight into a rich, creamy texture that is tough to resist! You can spread these beans on toasted garlic bread, scoop them up with pita chips, or simply eat them out of the bowl. A little pat of butter wouldn’t be horrible either!
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