Italian Slow Cooker Pork and White Beans Stew

Slow Cooker Pork and White Beans Stew

Weight Watchers Friendly Slow Cooker Port and White Bean Stew

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 34 – Italian Slow Cooker Pork and White Beans Stew)

I made this Italian Slow Cooker Pork and White Beans Stew last weekend.

We were up in the northwoods of Wisconsin, where it was unseasonably cold and snowy, shutting down the cabins for the season. So, this easy hearty slow cooker pork and white beans stew seemed perfect.

I spotted it while perusing Slow Cooker Revolution Volume 2: The Easy-Prep Edition during the flight and added the ingredients needed to make a half-batch to my shopping list.

Skinny on Italian Slow Cooker Pork and White Beans Stew

Saturday I dug out the old crock pot I got as a bridal shower gift back in 1986 and got this Italian slow cooker pork and white beans stew going.

When it was time for dinner, I stirred in the pesto and about twice as much spinach as called for.

We enjoyed this hearty and flavorful Italian slow cooker pork and white beans stew with some crusty bread and  in front of a blazing fire.

Easy, flavorful, fall apart tender and delicious, this is definitely a keeper I plan on making again when winter arrives in Phoenix.

According to my calculations each serving has 302 calories and *7 Weight Watches Points Plus.


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Italian Slow Cooker Pork and White Beans Stew
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This Italian slow cooker pork and white beans stew is easy, healthy, hearty and delicious. Perfect when the weather turns cool.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 7
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs, trimmed of excess fat
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup prepared basil pesto
  • 4 ounces (4 cups) baby spinach
  1. Microwave the onions, garlic and rosemary in a bowl, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker (I used my 4-quart).
  2. Stir in the broth, beans and tapioca.
  3. Season the pork with salt and pepper and snuggle into the slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook until pork is tender, 6 to 7 hours on LOW.
  5. Using a large spoon, skim excess fat from the surface of the stew.
  6. Break the pork into large 1-inch chunks with kitchen tongs.
  7. Stir in the pesto and then stir in the spinach, a handful at a time and let it sit until the spinach wilts, about 5 minutes.
  8. Adjust stew consistency with extra hot broth as needed.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Cook's Notes
Nutrition Estimates Per Serving (1 cup): 302 calories, 11 g fat, 13 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 36 g protein and *7 Points Plus

Source: Adapted from Slow Cooker Revolution Volume 2: Easy-Prep Edition

*PointsPlus® for slow cooker pork and white beans calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

If you liked this slow cooker pork and white beans stew, you might also like:

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Loin
Crock Pot Teriyaki Pork Roast
Chicken White Bean Salsa Soup

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  1. Angie says

    This was great! I did have use pinto beans instead of white because that’s all I had , and I added kale instead of spinach. Thank you for a new favorite.

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