This goes together quickly, and it very tasty. It is a very flexible dish, it almost never turns out the same way twice in a row when I make it. The leftovers are fantastic. I use store bought pesto in the winter and from scratch during basil season. While the recipe calls for bacon, it is more for flavor than nutrition. You can leave it out and have a complete meal. The measurement on the cannellini beans is approximate, use a full can that is close to this size. If I have leftover chicken from another meal, it goes well in here. OAMC adaptation included.