Roasted Broccoli and White Beans

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

This is one of those recipes built out of necessity. As in, I need something healthy to put an egg on top of for breakfast/lunch/dinner and don’t want to do that much work. Also, I’m not eating bread right now (IS LIFE EVEN WORTH LIVING??!) and I’m trying to figure out what to eat for breakfast other than my usual egg + toast situation.

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I believe that:

Restriction breeds creativity.

And here we are!

I had this recipe clipped from Bon Appetit hoping to make it one day. The only problem is, soaking beans overnight and cooking them in advance isn’t my kind of prep. Although I know I am definitely capable of making beans from scratch, I’m lazy and I’m bound to change my mind about wanting beans the next day.

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I tried my own take on the recipe with canned beans and I really enjoyed it. When you used canned beans, they can break up on the roasting pan, turning crispy and crunchy in some parts. I find them to be a nice creamy contrast with the roasted broccoli, the hit of lemon juice and a nice bite of Parmesan cheese. I’m sure if I was given the opportunity, I’d eat this entire tray while sitting on the couch watching something on Netflix.

As you can see from the shot above, I decided to put an egg on it, and all was right with the world.

Ingredients are gathered:

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

We are going to toss things in this garlic red pepper oil combo.

I think next time I make this, I’ll try adding anchovies and pine nuts because I’m sure that’s what my grandmother would have done.

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Let’s get our cheese ready. It will come in handy later.

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Toss in the oil. Be gentle with the beans.

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Place broccoli + beans on the baking sheet. I put some lemon slices on there because why not??

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

ROAST!! Look at the crispy bean bits.

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Put a heavy helping of Parmesan cheese on top. Pop it in the broiler.

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Hit with lemon juice.  The beans and the broccoli absorb it fast, making them both super flavorful.

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Serve it up!

 

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Top with Parmesan, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Heck, put an egg on top!!

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

This is my new favorite meal for myself. Hope you find joy in its simplicity too.

 

Roasted Broccoli and White Beans

serves 2-3

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for pan
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4-5 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 15 oz. can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • a heavy pinch red pepper flakes
  • juice of 1 lemon, plus a few slices to roast
  • kosher salt + fresh cracked pepper
  • freshly grated Parmesan

Preheat oven to 400F.

Drizzle a baking sheet lightly with olive oil, set aside.

Mix olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Toss broccoli in garlic oil mixture to coat, followed by white beans (be careful not break up white beans with heavy handling). Place mixture on prepared baking sheet, nestling a few lemon slices in the mix. Season with salt & fresh cracked pepper and roast in oven, tossing occasionally for about 15-20 minutes. When beans and broccoli begin to char, top with a heavy dose of Parmesan cheese, turn the oven to BROIL and cook for 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted and starting to bubble.

Remove from oven, squeeze fresh lemon on top to taste. Serve with grated Parmesan and a poached egg if you fancy.

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  • Amanda

    What kind of beans did you use? Navy beans?

    I’m going to pin this on my “Yummy things that my husband won’t eat” board so I can make it when he’s out of town next! This is totally my kind of meal, but he’d look at me like I have two heads if I tried serving this to him. haha

  • andrea

    I am suuuuuper into this recipe.

  • Ronni

    Crispy bean bits! I definitely need this recipe in my life. I think I’ll roast some sausages along with the broccoli and beans and call it dinner.

  • Mary

    When I first looked at this picture, I thought ‘ho hum’. But then I read the recipe and found out about beans going crusty and garlicy oil. Well, I think it sounds darn nice, so it’s on for dinner tonight. Thankyou very much!!

  • Meagen

    My husband and I are going vegetarian for lent and I was at a total loss for dinner tonight…UNTIL I saw your IG story! Can’t wait to try this tonight with some brown rice. Thank you!

  • Rose

    Looks SOOO GOOD!!! My kinda meal!

  • Nicole

    Yes!!! I will be making this for myself ASAP. Also I am never coordinated enough to remember to soak beans but I’ve been making them in the Instant Pot with no pre-soaking and they come out great! (Just an FYI 😉 )

  • Emily

    I always struggle to come up with new savory breakfast solutions and this looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Kate

    Do you think the leftovers would be good minus the egg of course? I’m thinking this would make a great lunch for work!

  • Karen

    This was delicious and multi purpose. My hubby is going through some dental work and eating pureed food. I took half of the cooked broccoli and beans (I used canned cannellini beans) and pureed it with home made chicken stock for him and had my half with grilled Italian sausage. Both were yummy and it was nice only cooking one meal. Next time I’ll try it with the poached egg.

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  • Sophia

    I always roast veggies before I add beans and cheese, but roast everything, brilliant!

  • bonnie

    You are a genius. Alert the media.

  • Pan

    You speak to my heart with this recipe. Thanks for a beautiful website and a bomb.com recipe

  • Kelly

    I made this a couple nights ago for dinner and have been thinking about it ever since. It was so good! I make roasted broccoli often, but adding the beans is genius!

  • Byanca

    I just made this tonight for tomorrow’s lunch and it is taking all my willpower not to eat it all immediatly!! It’s SO good!

  • Sina

    Thank you for this recipe – it’s genius! I made it today and we loved it! 🙂
    And I’m with you on the “how would I know if I’m in the mood for beans tomorrow?!” situation. So, definitely cans for me too.
    Also, I think next time I’ll add zest from the lemon to the garlic-oil-red pepper-mixture to further enhance the citrus flavour.

  • Belen

    This was DELICIOUS. We made it last night. It was perfect.

  • Monique

    I love the taste of home cooked beans over canned. I cook a big pot and then fill and freeze can sized portions in sandwich bags ( and then put in gallon freezer bags). I can then just whip out a bag when needed. If you are using for soup or something similar you don’t even have to defrost.

  • Kendra

    This was SO good Tracy!! Made for dinner last night and served with garlic bread (did not have an egg, but I can see how that would be a tasty addition!) . Reheated the leaftovers for lunch and it was still yummy. Thanks for the simple, delish recipe!

  • Michael Chommie

    Ciao from Rome!
    Made this last night—added the pine nuts & anchovies per your grandmother. Goodness it was good!!! And what a bonus of a breakfast this morning!

    Long life to you and shutterbean!

    Michael & Dora
    Rome

  • Lynne

    Gruezi from Switzerland!

    I’ve made this recipe a couple of times already. It is such a keeper! I went with your suggestion and added pine nuts, Skipped the anchovies because the shops were closed and there were none in my pantry.

    It was FANTASTIC with a fried egg and just as good with a burrata. Thank you so much for posting this!

    We lived in the Bay area for 15 years before moving overseas (and still have a house in the East Bay). Your website is perfect for those times for when I’m missing my California life, especially your photos.

    Warmest regards

  • Emily of The Three Bite Rule

    I loooove this. The simplicity hits home for me and I cannot get over that I’ve never roasted beans. I also love that soaking beans is a lot, because, it is!

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  • Meg

    You know it’s nearly winter in Adelaide- this baby is going to save my life, it looks AMAZING, thank you. Can’t wait to try!

  • MeredithM

    I loved this dish and love the taste of anchovies but have never cooked with them. When/where/how would you add them to this dish?

  • Heather

    I just started cutting meat out of my diet, so I’ve been looking for recipes with beans, etc. This recipe was so tasty, all the components were there. Delicious!

  • Lucia Anne

    Hi! This recipe looks great! Do you think subbing frozen broccoli would be okay? Fresh is so much more expensive and my budget is tight but I don’t want to ruin the meal!

  • Alexis

    Tried this tonight and it was delicious!! Me, husband, and 1 year old loved it. Picky 4 year old enjoyed the egg and broccoli and passed on the beans. This is definitely getting added to my rotation. Thanks!

  • Cindy

    You had me at ” crusty bean bits”! Looks delish…can’t wait to try this!

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