14 Ways With Navy Beans
With a warm, neutral flavor and creamy texture, navy beans make a great addition to many meals. Stick-to-your-ribs soups, hearty salads, and homey casseroles all can feature this versatile bean. Whether you've got a dried bag, or a few cans tucked in your pantry, you'll find a delicious way to use them with one of our 14 recipes for navy beans.
Navy Bean Soup with Ham
Southwestern 3-Bean Salad
Navy, black, and kidney beans unite for this southwestern-inspired salad. Reviewers say that this is a hit at potlucks and has even more flavor after sitting in the fridge overnight.
Pasta Bean Soup
This warming soup is pantry-friendly, relying mainly on canned beans and tomatoes, along with some frozen veggies.
Boston Baked Beans
"This reminded me of my mom's baked beans," says reviewer Ruth. "It was my first attempt at making baked beans from scratch, but certainly not the last!"
Navy Beans and Greens with Bacon and Garlic
Recipe creator Scottley says this versatile bean dish can be anything you want it to be. Lightly strain it for a filling side dish, or thicken it up a little bit for a steaming stew.
No Fail Bean Pie
Navy beans are the base for this surprising pie recipe. No one will ever guess that legumes are what makes the filling so creamy.
White Chicken Chili with Rice
Nothing makes dinner easier than a one-pot meal. Here beans, rice, chicken, and veggies all cook together into a satisfying chili recipe.
Sweet Barbeque Beans
Isa's French Onion Dip
Navy beans are the base for this creamy and tangy dip. Serve with a side of veggies, pita chips, or baguette slices.
Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup
"Simple and great recipe! I didn't have time to soak beans so I used a can of white bean and poured the liquid from the can into the soup. This is a keeper," says chynalyne.
Chef John's Cassoulet
Beans are just one of the essential ingredients for this classic French recipe. Combined with pancetta, pork shoulder, and sausage, this hearty casserole tastes like a feast fit for a king.
Great for using up fresh produce, this gazpacho recipe is more filling than most thanks to the addition of navy beans.
Andrea's Pasta Fagioli
"I was really surprised by how good this is. I've tried a lot of pasta e fagioli recipes, and none of them have tasted like what I remember eating in Italy as a child--until now," says reviewer ZEKEBULLSEYE.
30-Minute White Bean Chili
This family-friendly chili is ready in just half an hour. Thanks to the use of ground turkey, you'll find this recipe a lot less fatty than beef-based chilis.