White Bean Recipes

White beans are an easy way of adding protein to a dish, whether it's a soup or a smoothie. Browse more than 90 white bean recipes and find your new favorite.

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Shrimp and White Bean Salad

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This is a simple and tasty salad to have for lunch or as a side at dinner.
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Bean Rarebit

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This is a lovely cheese sauce on toast. It was my mom's recipe. She used to make this when she had to feed a family of 9 with very few resources. However, I remember this as some of the best comfort food. Serve over buttered toast. For an extra special dish, we like to top it with a fried egg.

White Bean Breakfast

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Inspired by English beans on toast. A delicious breakfast reminiscent of a Tuscan morning.

Killer Chili

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This chili is just right for the bold and the timid. It has some heat, but not too much for everyone to enjoy.

Chef John's Green Hummus

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This simple, basil-spiked 'green' hummus is a great summer twist on everyone's favorite spread. Turkey on wheat? Yawn. Turkey on wheat with green hummus? Hello! And don't even get me started on wraps. I won't even touch a wrap that doesn't contain hummus, and neither should you.

Lebanese Bean Salad

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Quick, easy, and tasty. Can be used as a side dish or a snack on it's own. Great as a salad topper. Good with sea salt kettle chips, or toast.

Easy White Chicken Chili

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This is a recipe given to me by a good friend and co-worker. It has a wonderful flavor that I think anyone can appreciate, especially for a quick fix on a cold winter day! Serve with jasmine rice as side with chili or fresh French or Italian bread.

Italian White Bean Chicken

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Flavorful, simple, and quick!

Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet

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I am married to a chef, but I can't cook. So I make a lot of food in my slow cooker when it's my night to cook. We love France and French cooking, and this recipe is a wonderfully simple, elegant cassoulet that even I can make and he loves. Wonderful for cold nights and dinner parties. Double the recipe for leftovers - it melds overnight very well.

Basic Ham and Bean Soup

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Hearty ham and bean soup. Easy to make and a great way to use a leftover ham bone. This soup also has lots of mixed vegetables.

Creamy White Chili

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This is the best chili recipe I have ever had! It is so delicious and everyone raves about how good it tastes. Don't count on leftovers!

Boston Baked Beans

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A wonderful old-fashioned baked bean flavor. This recipe has served by family for 29 years and originally came from my mother-in-law. It tastes great served with fresh cornbread or biscuits and honey. Although you need to allow time for soaking and simmering the beans, this recipe is still quite easy.

Inspiration and Ideas

Bean with Bacon Soup

"Love this soup! I add a couple of chopped carrots. My family loves this for dinner—and the leftovers freeze great for later." – Paigesmomma

Kielbasa with Brussels Sprouts

"The saltiness of the sausage combined with the bitter, gentle crunch of the Brussels sprouts and mildness of the beans is well-balanced perfection! – Seattle Food Geek

Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

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Delicious white bean chili. Cha Cha says: 'It's kinda spicy, so watch out!' Substitute mild green chiles for the jalapenos if you're scared! Use more chicken and cheese as desired.