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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15-Minute White Bean Soup with a Soft-Boiled Egg
I generally always have three of this recipe's ingredients — broth, beans, and eggs — in my cupboard so this is my go-to quick dish. The other item is pretty interchangeable, so you can use any type of mild greens, like spinach, chard, collard, kale, or turnip.My makes-it-all-better flavorings are rosemary and smoked paprika, but again, add in whatever herbs you have on hand, whether oregano, thyme, parsley, sage, cumin, bay leaf, what have you. Another excellent addition to this dish is bacon if you have it on hand. Just fry some up and crumble it into the soup.
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Grits with Greens
The combination of grits, broccoli rabe, white beans, and a fried egg come together to make a dish which is far tastier than the sum of its parts.This recipe is courtesy of Happyolks.
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Kale and White Beans
Though packed with nutrients, kale often tastes bland, thick or chewy if not cooked correctly so it isn't a vegetable that most people usually go for. But in this easy recipe, they are soft, tender and packed with flavor. You can leave out the white beans and cook the kale by itself, or use this recipe as a base for experimenting with different ingredients like onions, bacon, potatoes, mushrooms, or apples. You could also try tossing it with cooked pasta and sliced cherry tomatoes for a quick meal.Try the kale with the Easy Pan-Roasted Pork Chops recipe pictured.
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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, Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
I love sweet potato soup, or anything sweet potato for that matter, because it bears resemblance to the lovely potato, but is slightly sweet and softer.  Combined with carrots, white beans, and aromatic spices such as cardamom, cumin, and coriander, the final product is a satisfying soup that is at once light, creamy, and wonderful for your health.  Especially when it comes to dairy-free soups, I am a firm believer of making a big batch, mainly because it holds well in the fridge for up to one week, and can remain in the freezer for even longer, about a month.
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Creamy White Bean and Olive Dip
This dip will make a delicious and hearty addition to any party spread. With a food processor, this recipe comes together in minutes and packs a lot of fresh flavor. A dash of cider vinegar adds an unexpected kick and rounds out the dip with a touch of sweetness. Feel free to play around with the proportions of seasonings if you prefer a bit more salt or heat. Click here to see Recipe SWAT Team: Dips
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For a lighter approach to mashed potatoes, mixing cauliflower and white beans creates delicious faux mashed potatoes. Click here to see 10 Quick and Easy Vegetarian Recipes
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Simmered Kale with Bacon and White Beans Recipe
Kale is one of those vegetables that gets a bad rap. Many people claim it’s bitter and hard to cook, but give kale a chance. While it’s a bit more toothsome than many of its leafy green counterparts, kale has a great spinach-like flavor. Kale is also a vitamin powerhouse packed with Vitamins K, A, and C as well as loads of fiber. Kale may even lend a hand in lowering cholesterol and preventing some cancers. When shopping for kale, look for smaller, dark green bunches that are firm to the touch.If you don’t eat bacon, add two tablespoons of olive oil in its stead and salt to taste. This recipe also works very well with Swiss chard, turnip greens, and other hardier leafy vegetables. Serve as a wintry side or even as a meal on its own with a piece of crusty bread. 
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This quick homestyle baked bean recipes is the perfect dish to wow your friends at your next backyard barbecue.Recipe courtesy of Danielle at Delightful Mom Food.
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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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