Top Rated White Bean Recipes

Arthur's escarole and white bean soup.
Some people put carrots in their escarole soup. Some put celery. Some rice. They're probably all fine and good recipes. I wouldn't know, I've been trying to replicate Mom's for about 10 years and hers doesn't have any of that fancy stuff — doesn't need it. Its main components are escarole, onion, garlic, chicken stock, and cannellini beans. That makes it a very easy soup to make. It's kind of the ideal soup because it's heartwarming but thin — so it works year-round. It will fill you up, but you don't feel heavy after eating it — just satisfied. The beans kind of leak out their starchiness, thickening it a little once the soup has had a chance to sit. A tablespoon of red pepper flakes while it's cooking gives it a little edge, and sprinkle of Parmesan to finish once you've ladled it out is the perfect finish. It's almost always better the second day. Click here for Recipe SWAT Team: Healthy Greens.  
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Curried Squash and White Bean Soup
Clear away those winter sniffles with this hearty yet healthy soup that highlights the rich and nutty flavor of acorn squash. A touch of cayenne gives it an extra kick that will be sure to clear up any congestion the winter months may bring.
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The possibilities are endless when it comes to homemade hummus. This chickpea-based spread is simple to make and can easily be customized to fit your taste or the ingredients you have on hand. Once you have the basic method down, substitute your favorite beans, spices, and flavorings. Try this hummus recipe drizzled with olive oil, topped with wedges of hard-boiled egg, and sprinkled with a pinch of smoked paprika.Click here for more of our best dip recipes.
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White Bean Shrimp Chili
Recipe Courtesy of Dine and Dish"If you want something a little different to fill you up on those “rough” meatless days, give this White Bean Shrimp Chili recipe a try! It won’t feel like a sacrifice at all!"
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For a white chili, try using this recipe. They replace black beans with white beans, still giving it that delicious flavor.  For more recipes, visit bushbeans.com. Click here to see 101 Ways to Cook Chicken
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With so few ingredients, this salad is surprisingly substantial thanks to the protein- and fiber-packed white beans. Tender spinach, zippy red onion and a bold Dijon dressing fill out this simple salad that works as a main dish or side.
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tasty kale and white beans
“Never cooked kale before? This recipe truly knocked it out of the park when featured on WebMD website! One I will repeat many times.” — Holly Clegg, Healthy Cookbook Author and Consultant
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Poblano White Bean Chili
Recipe Courtesy of She Wears Many Hats“When it comes down what to prepare on a chilly day for a crowd, a big pot of chili is hard to beat. It sure does hit the spot! Chili is an easy meal to prepare and perfect for serving a crowd. It can be prepared hours ahead and left to warm and mingle until ready to serve which makes entertaining a cinch.”-Amy
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Italian White Beans and Cavolo Nero
This easy side dish is so satisfying, and it goes wonderfully with everything from roasted chicken to grilled fish.This recipe is courtesy of Giada de Laurentiis.
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Kale and White Bean Soup
I have a newfound love for kale. These days, I'm baking it into chips, adding it to pasta dishes, and even eating it in salads. But this was my first attempt at a kale soup — and it's delicious! The broth is simple and comforting, the kale is packed with nutrients, and the white beans add a richness and heartiness to the soup. Serve it with a piece of toasted bread and you have a perfect winter meal. Click here to see The Best Kale Recipes You've Ever Tried. 
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Cabbage Soup: White Bean and Kale Soup
This is a really simple soup to put together and it is versatile too. Use any wilting dark green that is in your fridge instead of kale and it still will be great. Swiss chard, collard greens, and spinach all work really well.You can also throw in any leftover meat you have on hand: sausage, ham, any type of salami works well in this soup. The addition of meat really kicks up the flavor of this soup. I really like how economical and healthy this meal is to put on the table.For more great recipes like this one, visit Simple Living and Eating.
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Dips
This dip can be made in minutes and is also great as the recipe is made up of ingredients from the pantry. Serve with pita crisps.
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