White Bean Pate


A tasty alternative to a traditional liver pate. Serve with crusty bread or pita chips. This can be prepared 24 hours ahead.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • ½ teaspoon butter, or as needed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 2 cups cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained

  • ¼ teaspoon tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • salt to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, or as desired

  • 1 pinch paprika, or as desired


  1. Lightly grease a serving bowl with butter.

  2. Pour olive oil into a skillet; add white pepper, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper. Place the skillet over medium heat and warm the spices until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Stir shallot into the warm oil and spices; cook and stir until the shallot begins to change color, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Stir cannellini beans and tomato paste into the shallot and spice mixture. Cook and stir while mashing the beans thoroughly, about 5 minutes.

  5. Stir sherry and soy sauce through the mashed bean mixture; cook until the liquid evaporates, 1 to 2 minutes.

  6. Remove the skillet from heat. Stir melted butter through the bean mixture; season with salt. Pack the bean mixture into the prepared bowl.

  7. Chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour; garnish with parsley and paprika to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

90 Calories
4g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 90
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 39mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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