Fava Beans Just Like Grandma Made

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 min

This is technically this is a side dish, but DH likes it so well that sometimes he will eat nothing but these beans. Most the time I make this a day ahead and just popped in the oven the next day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shell the beans, add to boiling water, cook for apprx 10 minutes, dash into cold water drain.
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a skillet. Add onion and garlic and saute over medium heat until the onions are golden brown apprx 20 minutes.
  3. Add Fava beans, tomato sauce, and pepper to the onions.
  4. Place beans and onions in an oven proof dish and sprinkle with cheese.
  5. To make this dish ahead stop here and refrigerate.
  6. Bake in 350 F oven for 20 minutes if beans are hot off the stove and 30 minutes if they have been in the frig.
  7. Cheese will be melted, if you would like it browned will need to place under the broiled for a minute or two.
Most Helpful

Grandma got it right! These beans are great. I didn't have fava beans so I used canned cannelli beans (white kidney beans). I thought two cans would be the right amount, but in hindsight, one can would be better otherwise the beans are a bit dry. But flavor-wise, delish!

Wish I Could Cook August 02, 2009

So.... good. I had to use my microwave(we're in the RV), but these were delish. I can hardly wait to try them in a conventional oven. I used my horticulture beans (frozen from last year)... delish. Made for holiday tag.

BakinBaby July 02, 2009

I added some tobasco sauce for a little. Excellant dis will make again

patriciaforeman January 26, 2011