White Bean Recipes

White beans, like navy beans or cannellini 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.

Staff Picks

Shrimp and White Bean Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
This is a simple and tasty salad to have for lunch or as a side at dinner.
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Bean Rarebit

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
Inspired by English beans on toast. A delicious breakfast reminiscent of a Tuscan morning.

Killer Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 225
Flavorful white chicken chili with cannellini beans, and green chiles.

Italian White Bean Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 45
Flavorful, simple, and quick!

Boston Baked Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 1336
Baked beans with bacon and onions, are a great side dish for any barbecue.

Basic Ham and Bean Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 1206
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.
By J. A. McConville

Better Baked Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 54
Tangy, sweet old fashioned baked beans, are made the easy way in this side dish. This is my grandma's favorite semi home-made recipe. She makes it every Thanksgiving, and we usually end up scraping the pan clean! Never any leftovers!

Pasta Fazool (Pasta e Fagioli)

Rating: 4.5 stars 223
This classic Italian-American comfort food works with any kind of sausage, but I like the fennel and anise flavors of sweet Italian sausage with the beans--it's a hearty soup that's fast and easy to put together.

Inspiration and Ideas

Bean with Bacon Soup
Rating: Unrated 196
"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
Rating: Unrated 337
"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
Mexican Bean Salad
Rating: 5 stars 2743

A delicious, colorful three-bean salad with south-of-the-border flavor.