Pane Cotto Recipe

Pane Cotto Recipe

Dishes that are made from the combination of different vegetables with a smoky tang can always give a mouth-watering feeling. These vegetable-based dishes can be cooked easily at home as a side dish or even as snacks. The Pane Cotto recipe is such an amazing recipe especially for veggie lovers that can be served in no time.

This dish is mainly composed of beans and bread pieces but the main taste comes from the added spice and cheesy layers. Whether you are having a family program at home or sudden guest arrival, this dish can play the perfect role as a delicious side dish. So, let’s check out the Pane Cotto dish recipe with its preparation steps.

Classic Pane Cotto Escarole Recipe

This recipe can be the best-served homey snack and can assure your appetite to perfection. This dish is made with bread and various beans giving a tempting flavor. So, let’s start the baked escarole recipe:


Pane Bread:

2 ½ tsp of dry yeast

2 cups of water

5 cups of all-purpose flour

½ cups of olive oil

Pane Cotte:

3-4 cups of bread (chopped)

½ cups of olive oil

2 tsp of oregano

1 ½ tsp of Italian Seasoning (any choice)

2 tsp of chopped basil and thyme

½ cups of chopped onions

2-3 cloves of minced garlic

1 bunch of chopped Swiss Chard

2 ½ cups of cannellini beans (any choice)

½ cups of white wine (any choice)

1 cup of chicken or veggie broth

½ cups of Parmesan cheese (any choice)

½ tsp of salt and pepper to taste

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Pane bread recipe:

Step 1:

At first, take the flour and yeast in a bowl to mix to make the dough. Then add water and blend with a hand mixer for a few minutes. When a dough texture appears, cover the bowl and rest for a couple of hours.

Step 2:

Then make a dough with hands when the size doubles and cover the upper layer with olive oil. Then place the dough in an oven and punch it to get an even alignment on the pan.

Step 3:

After that, bake the bread dough under 430-degrees for 45 minutes until the inner crumb gets soft and the upper layer gets browned.

Take out the baking tray and cut the pieces of bread into desired pieces to go for the Pane Cotte recipe.

Pane Cotto:

Step 1:

First, let’s make the bread covering. Take the prepared bread pieces in a baking pan and drizzle with oil. Mix the chopped bread with oil in such a way that an even coating is formed on all sides. Then bake the bread pieces for a few minutes until the sides get browned.

Step 2:

Then in a saucepan, take olive oil and start to heat over medium speed. Then release the chopped onions when the oil gets heated and fry them until it gets tender and soft. Then add minced garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes.

Step 3:

Then add the Swiss chard and sprinkle salt, oregano, pepper, and Italian seasoning on top. After that, add beans and chicken broth to bring a gravy texture to your recipe. Then sprinkle basil and thyme on top and simmer.

Step 4:

After 15 minutes, transfer the prepared mixture to the baked bread pan and cover it with parmesan cheese on top. Then bake the whole dish for the final 10 minutes until the cheese melts and becomes golden.

Finally, the mouth-watering homemade Pane Cotto Bread recipe is ready to serve.


 If you are looking for comfort food that can be served without any hassle then the Pane Cotto baked bread  recipe can be the perfect dish. This meal not only gives veggie flavors but also adds spicy and smoky textures which result in a heavenly feeling every time. Making such dishes will put a smile among all food lovers in every bite.

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