Vodka Beans and Greens
Prep time 10mins
Cook time 40mins
Serves or Makes: 6-8 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cans butter beans or cannellini beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, optional
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 24 oz jar vodka sauce, your brand of preference, or you can use this recipe
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 12 oz bag of chopped kale or spinach
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, cubed or shredded
  • Salt, to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, for sprinkling on top
  • 1 Baguette


  • Step 1

    Drizzle the olive oil into a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the beans to the skillet and cook them for about 5 minutes, tossing every so often until they are golden brown and a little crispy. Add the butter, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.

  • Step 2

    Add your jarred sauce to the beans. Pour the water and lemon juice into the pot and stir. Allow to simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once those are incorporated, gently fold in the greens. Tuck in the cubed mozzarella (or shredded if that’s what you have!), cover, and cook on medium-low for another 10-15 minutes and remove from heat.

  • Step 3

    Top the pot of beans and greens with parmesan. Serve with a torn up baguette or whatever carb is calling your name and enjoy!