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Chef Way Jerry Traunfeld soaks dried white beans overnight before boiling them and stewing them with caramelized onions, garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and rosemary.Easy Way Instead of soaking white beans, use ready-to-eat canned cannellini beans. More Amazing Vegetarian Dishes

Chef Jerry Traunfeld
Jerry Traunfeld
February 2010


Credit: © Joseph de Leo

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30 mins
45 mins
Makes 4 cups


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  • In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the onions, garlic, rosemary and crushed red pepper and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until just softened, about 5 minutes. Uncover and cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are very soft and lightly caramelized, about 15 minutes longer. Stir in the beans, parsley and water and simmer until stewy, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cheese and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Make Ahead

The cooked white beans can be refrigerated overnight.

Serve With

Crusty bread.

Suggested Pairing

Citrusy Albariño.