Cannellini Bean Recipes

With cannellini bean recipes from soups to salads and more, Allrecipes has more than 110 trusted cannellini bean recipes for you to try.

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Savory Kale, Cannellini Bean, and Potato Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 236
I wanted to use some of the kale I froze for the winter, and have something healthy to bring to work for lunch this week, so I whipped up this soup, which is really quite good!
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Arugula Salad with Cannellini Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
This is a quick and delicious warm salad that can be either a light lunch, or a side dish to a nice steak or pork chop dinner.

Super Filling Cannellini Bean and Escarole Dish

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
Super easy and quick, well balanced dish. You can do a lot with it, or keep it as is and you won't regret it. So good on a cold night. If you want a creamier sauce, omit the diced tomatoes. Use any and all vegetables you want! You can use this as a sauce to put over pasta or over rice to get a complete protein with the beans (then you can omit the meat if you want a vegetarian dish).

Tuscan Chard and Cannellini Bean Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 91
This is a hearty, wonderful soup that takes a very short time to make. If you have a rind from a piece of Parmiggiano Reggiano, add it to the broth as you cook; if you don't, you may want to add grated Parmesan cheese to the soup. This soup thickens as it stands (due to the pasta and cheese).
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Greens with Cannellini Beans and Pancetta

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
Inspiration for this recipe came from my roomie. This is a forgiving recipe and a great way to get your greens! I eat it as a main dish, but this could easily be fit for four to six sides. Feel free to substitute different kinds of greens depending on what's in season, and use regular diced bacon instead of pancetta if desired.

Five Meat Habanero Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
A thick, meaty chili with a little kick. This killer recipe is easy although has a bit of extra prep because of all the meats in it. You can adjust the heat temperature based on how much fresh habanero you add.

Vegan Black and White Bean Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Oooh, this recipe is perfect on a cold winter night. Yes, it gets cold in SoCal!

Collard Greens and Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 90
Caramelized onions, bacon, and cannellini beans add depth of flavor to collard greens. So delicious! Serve with a dollop of sour cream and/or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

British Baked Beans

Rating: 4 stars 1
This is a classic recipe for British baked beans.

Mexican Bean Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2747
A delicious, colorful three-bean salad with south-of-the-border flavor.

MeMe's Pasta Fagioli

Rating: 4.5 stars 135
White cannellini beans, ditalini pasta with vegetables, lean hamburger, and herbs are simmered in vegetable juice and chicken broth. It is like an Italian chili like Olive Garden®'s Pasta Fagioli and even better the second day.

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Escarole and Beans
Rating: 4.5 stars 167

A rich and creamy concoction of escarole, garlic, and cannellini beans.