Braised Fennel and White Beans

Braised Fennel and White Beans
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Pair these braised beans and fennel with a side of a chicken for a complete, comforting meal.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    1 hr 10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    4 pieces fennel, 1/2 cup beans and sauce
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    4 pieces fennel, 1/2 cup beans and sauce
  • Amount per serving Calories 170

  • Total Fat 4g
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 230mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • Dietary Fiber 8g
    • Total Sugars 4g
  • Protein 8g
  • Potassium 850mg
  • Phosphorus 175mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1 Starch, 1/2 Fat



  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • medium fennel bulbs ((11 ounces each) stems and fronds removed, cut into eighths)
  • medium yellow onion (thinly sliced)
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • low sodium chicken broth (fat-free, low-sodium)
    1 cup
  • salt
    1/8 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • red wine vinegar
    2 tbsp
  • cannellini beans (15.5 ounce, drained and rinsed)
    1 can
  • parsley (chopped)
    1/4 cup


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray

  2. Arrange the fennel and onion in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  3. Pour the olive oil, broth and vinegar over the fennel and onion, and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Bake for 1 hour, stirring half way through.

  5. Stir in the beans and parsley and put back in the oven for 10 minutes.