Skip to content

Broccolini & White Beans in Vegetable Broth

An image of prepared Broccolini & White Beans made with Swanson® Vegetable Broth, broccolini, cannellini beans and Parmesan cheese.
  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 20 min
  • serves: 6 people

This perfect combination of broccolini, garlic and white beans is simmered in a savory vegetable broth for a vibrant vegetable dish full of fresh flavor. Broccolini, sometimes referred to as baby broccoli is like broccoli but it has more slender stalks and a milder, sweeter taste. Infused with the flavors of garlic and Parmesan, this Broccolini & White Beans is an easy and impressive side dish or add extra beans and serve over polenta for a quick and easy vegetarian main dish!     


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Swanson® Vegetable Broth
  • 1  pound broccolini, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 10 cups)
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) white cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Tips

    • You can substitute small broccoli florets for the broccolini.
    • For added texture and brightness, try adding toasted buttered breadcrumbs and grated lemon zest as a topping. Or top with 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts.
    • Try serving the broccolini mixture over hot cooked polenta as a vegetarian main dish.
    • You can increase the beans to 2 cans for a heartier dish.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.  Add the garlic and crushed red pepper and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until fragrant.

  • Step 2

    Increase the heat to high.  Add the broth and heat to a boil.  Add the broccolini.  Reduce the heat to low and cook for 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.  

  • Step 3

    Stir in the beans and cook until hot.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle with the cheese before serving.

Recently Viewed

Made With

Calories 139
Total Fat 5 g
Sat. Fat 1.4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 372 mg
Total Carb 15 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 2 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 9 %DV
Iron 8 %DV
Potassium 6 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.