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Brussels Sprouts with White Beans and Pecorino

This was a great side dish for tonight. It was pretty easy to put together (and didn’t take anywhere near how long the recipe stated – I have no idea where they got 1 1/4 hours from). The beans and cheese make it nice and creamy. I subbed Parmesan and it worked really well.

Brussels Sprouts with White Beans and Pecorino
Bon Appétit November 2005

yield: Makes 12 servings
active time: 45 min
total time: 1 1/4 hr

A coarse grating of pecorino cheese adds a little creaminess and tang to this dish, but it’s equally delicious without it.

8 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed, cut in half lengthwise

6 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup low-salt chicken broth
1 15-ounce can cannellini (white kidney beans), drained
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
1 cup (about 4 ounces) coarsely grated young pecorino (such as a young
Pecorino Toscano)

Heat 3 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. When just about to smoke, add half of brussels sprouts. Cook until brown, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Transfer to large bowl. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in same skillet. Add remaining brussels sprouts, reduce heat to medium-high, and cook until brown, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Transfer brussels sprouts to same bowl.

Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to skillet; increase heat to high. Add garlic; sauté until brown, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Add broth and brussels sprouts. Cook until brussels sprouts are crisp-tender, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Add beans and butter; stir until butter melts and broth is reduced to glaze, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in cheese.

Per serving: 317 calories, 21g fat (6g saturated), 19mg cholesterol, 285mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 13g protein

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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