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Cannellini bean recipes

41 Recipes

Try this versatile Italian bean in soups, dips and salads or as a dinner side. Our top picks include vegetarian recipes and easy, one-pot mains. 

Creamy chicken, bean & leek traybake

4.235295

(17 ratings)

Throw together chicken thighs, cannellini beans and crème fraîche with a few other ingredients for this easy traybake. You can easily double it up and freeze the leftovers
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Spanish bean stew

4.78049

(41 ratings)

Cannellini beans, chicken thighs and spicy chorizo make for a satisfying and simple one-pot supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Smashed cannellini bean tartine

4

(1 rating)

A mix of garlic, chilli, parsley and smashed cannellini beans top these no-cook tartines along with feta and tomatoes. They're quick and easy, and healthy, too...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Pesto, cannellini bean & tuna jackets

5

(6 ratings)

Top baked sweet potatoes with pesto, cannellini beans and tuna for a simple supper. They take just two minutes to prep and deliver two of your 5-a-day
  • 9 mins
  • Easy

Frothy cannellini soup

3.5

(4 ratings)

Lesley Waters’ impressive soup makes a stylish, frothy and easy starter - try serving in a cappucino cup
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Smoky beans with basil & bacon

3.5

(2 ratings)

Whip up a superhealthy alternative to beans on toast in 10 minutes flat - this dish is high in fibre too
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Easy Italian bean salad

4.18182

(11 ratings)

A quick and easy summery salad - ideal for serving with a barbecue spread
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Bean & pesto mash

4.625

(8 ratings)

Substitute potatoes with pulses for a healthy alternative mash with a chunky texture
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Smashed bean dip

3.75

(4 ratings)

Dip vegetable crudités into this low-fat, moreish dip for a superhealthy snack fix
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Cappuccino of white beans

5

(2 ratings)

Let Gordon Ramsay take the mystery out of making soup with cappuccino froth
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Braised white beans

0

(0 ratings)

A healthy and delicious side dish, packed full of unforgettable flavours - try it with a roast
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sausages with herby white beans

3

(1 rating)

Roast sausages and add cannellini beans, white wine, onions, anchovies, pesto and capers to make this easy midweek meal. A simple supper for the whole family
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Bonfire bangers & beans

4.690475

(42 ratings)

This comforting casserole is a real crowd-pleaser, great served with jacket potatoes on Bonfire Night
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

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