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Cannellini bean 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. 

9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This moreish, filling soup is so satisfying, and ready in just 40 minutes. Make a big batch and keep it in the freezer for busy nights

40 mins
Easy
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A superhealthy salad that counts as 3 of your 5-a-day and is low fat - great for al fresco eating

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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44 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
52 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy these Boston baked beans with a jacket potato or crusty bread. Time works its magic on this dish, but there's very little hands-on work to do

4 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
31 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This dish is great for a casual get-together, just plonk it on the table with a big salad and bread and it's done

6 hrs
Easy
10 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

A freeze-ahead soup that's perfect for a festive meal - no more last minute panics

1 hr
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star 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
14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A simple, low-calorie supper that uses storecupboard pulses and hearty aubergine topped with Parmesan cheese

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

This easy healthy supper is an ideal meal for one. Baking the ingredients in parchment gently steams the fish and beans, keeping them tender

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Lesley Waters’ impressive soup makes a stylish, frothy and easy starter - try serving in a cappucino cup

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This healthy salad has lots of textures - soft beans, crunchy breadcrumbs, creamy egg and crispy Little Gem lettuce

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This classic slow-roast pork belly makes an impressive main course for a dinner party. It takes a little time but the end result is definitely worth it

5 hrs and 30 mins
A challenge
Gluten-free
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Ideal for a picnic

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a super healthy alternative to beans on toast in 10 minutes flat. This dish is high in fibre too

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A quick and easy summery salad - ideal for serving with a barbecue spread

10 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Substitute potatoes with pulses for a healthy alternative mash with a chunky texture

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Dip vegetable crudités into this low-fat, moreish dip for a superhealthy snack fix

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Re-create a taste of Spain in your garden with this tapas style salad, perfect for nibbling on in the sun

15 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Canned beans and chickpeas are perfect for mashing when you need a speedy side dish

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Let Gordon Ramsay take the mystery out of making soup with cappuccino froth

2 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

A healthy and delicious side dish, packed full of unforgettable flavours - try it with a roast

2 hrs
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star 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
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