You'll find gigante beans in Mediterranean stores or at specialty food markets. If they aren't available, substitute a white bean such as Great Northern or flageolets. Beans are a good source of fiber and protein.

Gigante Beans

You'll find gigante beans in Mediterranean stores or at specialty food markets. If they aren't available, substitute a white bean such as Great Northern or flageolets. Beans are a good source of fiber and protein.

Gigante beans are our favorites, but almost any bean will be delicious this way. Smaller white beans, like cannellini, will cook more quickly.

Pressure-Cooker Gigante Beans in Tomato Sauce

Gigante beans are our favorites, but almost any bean will be delicious this way. Smaller white beans, like cannellini, will cook more quickly.

White Beans & Charred Broccoli with Parmesan | Gigante beans have a nutty, buttery flavor and creamy texture, and hold together when cooked.

White Beans and Charred Broccoli with Parmesan

White Beans & Charred Broccoli with Parmesan | Gigante beans have a nutty, buttery flavor and creamy texture, and hold together when cooked.

Gigantes Simmered in a Garlicky Tomato Sauce (Fassoulia)

Gigantes Simmered in a Garlicky Tomato Sauce (Fassoulia)

Gigantes (Giant Lima Beans) Simmered in a Garlicky Tomato Sauce (Fassoulia)

Marinated Gigantes Bean Salad. To cook in crockpot: follow same measurements, cook on High for 3 hours or Low for 6 hours. (There shouldn´t be any white spot in the middle).

Marinated Gigantes Bean Salad. To cook in crockpot: follow same measurements, cook on High for 3 hours or Low for 6 hours. (There shouldn´t be any white spot in the middle).

Pork and beans never had it so good. This Spanish riff on French cassoulet pairs large, meaty beans with fresh sausages under a breadcrumb crust. Save time by quick-soaking the beans.

Chorizo and Gigante Bean Cassoulet

Pork and beans never had it so good. This Spanish riff on French cassoulet pairs large, meaty beans with fresh sausages under a breadcrumb crust. Save time by quick-soaking the beans.

In a recent Dinner, A Love Story post, Jenny Rosenstrach captured my exact experience and thoughts regarding crockpot cooking. In sum, despite seeing the appeal, she has not had great success. I have owned a crockpot for 10 years — received one as a wedding gift — and every winter, I break it out once, …

Slow Cooker Gigante Beans with Tomatoes and Pancetta

In a recent Dinner, A Love Story post, Jenny Rosenstrach captured my exact experience and thoughts regarding crockpot cooking. In sum, despite seeing the appeal, she has not had great success. I have owned a crockpot for 10 years — received one as a wedding gift — and every winter, I break it out once, …

Slow Cooker (or dutch oven) Gigante Beans with Tomatoes, Herbs, and Pancetta or Bacon - Alexandra's Kitchen

Slow Cooker Gigante Beans with Tomatoes and Pancetta

Slow Cooker (or dutch oven) Gigante Beans with Tomatoes, Herbs, and Pancetta or Bacon - Alexandra's Kitchen

Hey, cool beans! I fell in love with gigante beans way back when I worked at a local Italian Market right after college. We would get these huge cans that were imported from Italy and beautifully m…

Hey, cool beans! I fell in love with gigante beans way back when I worked at a local Italian Market right after college. We would get these huge cans that were imported from Italy and beautifully m…

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