cannellini bean recipe

Cheesy White Beans With Kale

A cheesy blend of white beans with greens and topped with an egg!  A great meal anytime!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword beans, eggs, kale
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 473 kcal
Author Oat&Sesame


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 medium garlic cloves finely minced
  • 2 15-ounce cans white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp white cheddar cheese or any other white melty cheese on hand I used a semi soft sheep's milk cheese I needed to use up
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan plus more for serving
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups finely shredded kale
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 small jalapeƱos finely chopped an/or sliced
  • Sriracha sauce to top
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced scallion whites and light greens


  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant ~ about 1 minute.
  2. Add beans, cream, and 1/2 cup water.
  3. Once the mixture is warmed through, mash beans lightly with a potato masher or fork.
  4. Add water, if needed, to create a loose, creamy consistency. Stir in both cheeses and season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat to low and put a lid on it to keep it warm.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over high heat and add kale, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, until it wilts and start to get a little crisp, about 4 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and place in a bowl.
  6. Prepare the fried egg. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add eggs, season with salt and pepper, and cook until whites are set but yolks are still runny, about 3 minutes. It is easier to make them individually if you don't have a large pan. If you prefer to cook the eggs yolks a bit more, put a cover on the pan for a minute.
  7. Add the bean mixture to the plates. Top with kale, then egg. Sprinkle with scallions and jalapeƱos. Maybe a little Sriracha and eat up!


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Nutrition Facts
Cheesy White Beans With Kale
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 473
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.