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Best butter bean recipes

Make the most of butter beans with our easy recipes, from warming stews to light salads and spicy soups

Looking for the best butter bean recipes? Want the best butter bean mash or a warming veggie stew? See our recipe ideas below to make the most of this storecupboard staple. 


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Best butter bean recipes

Chicken and shredded sprouts pie with butter bean mash

Creamy butter bean mash puts a healthier spin on this comfort food classic.

Chorizo and butter bean stew

Salty chorizo and soft butter beans combine to make a stew that’s guaranteed to please everyone at the table.

Butternut squash and butter bean stew with yogurt

A comforting combination of creamy yogurt, soft butter beans and gentle spicing make this a great stew for dipping chunks of bread into.

Butter bean soup

This warming butter bean soup is a brilliant option for a speedy and satisfying lunch. Enjoy with thick, crusty bed for dunking.

Warm roasted pepper and butter bean salad

This quick and easy butter bean salad promises deep flavours thanks to warm roasted peppers and salty pancetta cubes.