Tuscan Baked Beans (Fagioli Al Forno)

tuscan baked beans

Tuscan Baked Beans (Fagioli Al Forno)

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Dried white haricot {dried white) beans are immensely popular in northern Italy, particularly in Tuscany, where they form part of many of the classic dishes of the area.
Servings: 6
Calories: 230


  • 1 lb Dried white haricot dried white beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 3 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 3 Tbs Chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 8 slices Streaky fatty bacon, coarsely chopped


  • Preheat the oven to very cool 140°C (Gas Mark 1, 275°F).
  • Place the beans, garlic, basil, seasoning, cinnamon and bacon in a large ovenproof casserole. Stir and add just enough water to cover the mixture. Cover and put the casserole into the oven. Bake for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until the beans are very tender but still firm.
  • Remove from the oven, strain off any excess liquid and serve at once.
Calories: 230 kcal
Carbohydrates: 20 g
Protein: 11 g
Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 19 mg
Sodium: 199 mg
Potassium: 492 mg
Fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 1 g
Vitamin A: 64 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 76 mg
Iron: 3 mg
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