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White Bean & Kale Pot Pie #Recipe

Who doesn't love kale these days??? Well, probably some people. But here is a great recipe that is full of kale! Just for fun, here are some of the health benefits of kale, so, you know, you feel extra good about making this recipe:

1. Anti-inflammatory
2. Full of Antioxidants
3. Detoxifying - on a cellular level 😮
4. Heart support.
5. Brain development in infants - high in folate! 
6. Cancer prevention. 
7. Healthy eyes. 

This recipe has a ton of yummy ingredients, some of which you may not use on a regular basis, like fennel! A fun way to explore new veggies.


1 can Cannellini Beans, drained & rinsed 
1 medium bunch of kale, stems removed and chopped
1 fennel bulb, cored and thin sliced
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 c. oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained & chopped
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp butter
14.5 oz vegetable stock
1/4 c. heavy cream, half & half or whole milk
1/3 c. flour
1/2 c. parmesan cheese, grated
2 pre-made rolled pie crusts
Salt & Pepper


1. Preheat oven to 400F. Prepare 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray and roll out one of the pie crusts to cover bottom of dish. 

2. In a large pot, heat butter over medium heat. Add in fennel and onions and sauté in butter about 5 minutes to soften. 

3.  Add in garlic, oregano, red pepper and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cook and stir for about 30 seconds. Then, add in chopped kale and allow to cook down & wilt for about 3 -5 minutes. 

4. Add flour and cook & stir for 1 minute. Stir in broth and cream or milk, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Cook until thickened and then add in tomatoes & beans. 

5. Pour filling into prepared baking dish and sprinkle filling with 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese.

6. Cover filling with second pie crust and make three slits in top of pie crust to allow pie to vent. 

6. Brush top of pie with 1 Tbsp of cream or milk. Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes until center of pie is bubbly. 

7. Let stand for 15 min before serving. 

8. Grate fresh parmesan over pie to finish and enjoy!

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1 comment

  1. That is an interesting combo. Sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe!


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