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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Kale Soup

Savory Kale, Cannellini Bean, and Potato Soup

Rating: Unrated
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

Arugula Salad with Cannellini Beans

Rating: Unrated
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.
Italian Recipes

Super Filling Cannellini Bean and Escarole Dish

Rating: Unrated
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).
Bean and Pea Soups

Tuscan Chard and Cannellini Bean Soup

Rating: Unrated
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 Side Dishes

Greens with Cannellini Beans and Pancetta

Rating: Unrated
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.
Pork Chili

Five Meat Habanero Chili

Rating: Unrated
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.
Black Bean Soup

Vegan Black and White Bean Soup

Rating: Unrated
Oooh, this recipe is perfect on a cold winter night. Yes, it gets cold in SoCal!
Greens Side Dishes

Collard Greens and Beans

Rating: Unrated
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.
Chicken Stew

Chef John's Quick Cassoulet

Rating: Unrated
We've taken some short cuts to make a quick version of the French classic, cassoulet. Chicken thighs replace the classic, and time-consuming, duck confit; canned beans replace dried; and bacon serves as a convenient substitute for other, more involved smoked pork options.
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Bean Salads

Maple Cannellini Bean Salad with Baby Broccoli and Butternut Squash

Rating: Unrated
This delicious salad may be served warm or at room temperature. It takes patience to cook the vegetables properly, but it makes a wonderful side to any fall feast! Enjoy the process of creating something your family will enjoy. Substituting regular broccoli may be okay, but baby broccoli is sweeter and more suited to this dish.
Kale Soup

Vegetarian Kale Soup

Rating: Unrated
This wonderful soup will warm your insides, delight your taste buds, and fill your stomach on a cold winter's night. It is full of dark green kale, potatoes, and cannellini beans.
White Chili

White Chili with Ground Turkey

Rating: Unrated
A great alternative to regular chili. This dish has a unique taste that even the pickiest eater will enjoy. Make sure you spice this one to taste! Garnish with cheese, salsa, sour cream and cilantro leaves, and serve with rolled tortillas on the side.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Rating: Unrated

I won a blind taste test chili cookoff with this chili against nine traditional beef chilis! Garnish with shredded Tex-Mex cheese, crushed corn chips, and sour cream.