Cannellini Aglio E Olio With Garlic Breadcrumbs

6 servings
15 min

Cannellini Aglio e Olio will be your new favorite way to eat Cannellini Beans! With spicy Garlic Breadcrumbs, these beans are leveled up with tons of Italian flavors.

We love cannellini beans in my house and eat them almost weekly. As I was searching for a way to change things up, I thought of the classic Italian aglio e olio dish - it translates to garlic and oil.

It's a Roman dish that is famous for it's super simple and inexpensive ingredients. I love aglio e olio because I always have the ingredients on hand, so it's super easy to whip up.

Aglio e olio is typically made with spaghetti, but this dish gives it a twist with cannellini beans and garlicky breadcrumbs. Plus, the fresh basil is a burst of freshness to the dish. Everything comes together so nicely that you'll be making this recipe on repeat.

This super flavorful dish that is delicious as a side or on it's own.

Cannellini Aglio E Olio With Garlic Breadcrumbs
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cans cannellini beans drained
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • Basil for serving

Heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Add olive oil and garlic to the pan and cook for 3 minutes.
Add cannellini beans, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, then transfer to a serving bowl.
Add butter to the pan over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and garlic powder, and let cook until the breadcrumbs are golden brown, about 2 minutes.
Add breadcrumbs on top of cannellini beans. Garnish with fresh basil and serve.
Christina Musgrave | Tasting With Tina
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