Top Rated Cannellini Bean Recipes

Vegetarian Tuscan Vegetable Soup
This easy vegetarian soup gains color from tomatoes, carrots, and kale. Cannellini beans and vegetarian sausage links add protein, while fennel seeds provide an unusual flavor addition that helps this recipe stand out.
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Warm up with this satisfying soup that’s made with organic vegetable broth, organic kale, quinoa, organic cannellini beans, and lots of spice. Recipe courtesy of Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox of mayihavethatrecipe.com
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Cannellini Bean Dip with Pan-Fried Mint
Cannellini beans are incredibly soft when cooked, which is why they lend themselves so perfectly to dips. Here, the somewhat bland beans are puréed with garlic and lemon juice — then, for a major flavor boost, topped with pan-fried fresh mint. (And does this dip ever turn out flavorful!) Serve this robust dip with fresh bread slices, croutons, crackers, endive and radicchio Treviso leaves, or raw vegetable sticks. It makes for a sensational hors d’oeuvre or antipasto.
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Vegetarian Chili with Wheat Germ
On a cold winter’s night, nothing warms you up quicker than a hot bowl of chili. In Kretschmer’s version, lots of vegetables, wheat germ, and beans substitute for meat. Take the leftovers to work with you and warm them in the microwave for a healthy, filling meal. Click Here to See More Wheat Germ Recipes
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Pretzel Crisps
Place one crispy sage leaf on each Pretzel Crisp, add a dollop of white bean spread & top with pomegranate seeds. For more Pretzel Pairings, click here! 
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green beans
This is a simple, hearty, and healthy recipe straight from the kitchen of the Kripalu Center of Yoga & Health.
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Serve this chili with a side of cornbread and some cheese. It can get a bit messy, but you'll forget it once you have a taste.  For more recipes, visit bushbeans.com.
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rabbit stew
"Eating rabbit is nice because it's so lean just like chicken. Using duck fat has better health qualities than does chicken fat. Plus the taste duck fat is marvelous!" – Chef Steve Zanini of Faire Steak and Seafood in Raleigh, NC
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Roasted Eggplant Sandwiches
Eggplants and onions are caramelized in the oven then refreshed with a sprinkling of lemon juice and chives. For a gourmet spin on this roasted veggie sandwich, slather the bread with pesto on one side and rosemary cannellini bean spread on the other. This recipe comes to us from Cara and Phoebe of Big Girls, Small Kitchen. See all sandwich recipes.
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Pasta e Fagioli
Nothing warms the soul better than a bowl of hearty, hot soup. In my house, that usually comes in the form of minestrone, escarole and bean, or pasta e fagioli. Translating to pasta and beans, this robust dish is ideal for a one-pot dinner, with some crusty bread for dipping. The richness of the plum tomato paired with the weighty cannellini beans makes for a nice base. Blend with a bold combination of garlic and red pepper flakes and we're in business. Perfect for the chill in your bones during fall and winter nights, these simple steps will leave you cozy in no time. Click here to see Cozy Comfort Food Recipes. 
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Starch from the cannellini beans helps to create a creamy, thick sauce with the chicken stock, and will make you think as if you're enjoying something indulgent. For a healthier version of this pasta, skip the sausage and add another vegetable such as onions or a spicy pepper.
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