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.


For more inspiration, see our best ever chickpea recipes, our vegetarian soup recipes and more stew recipes.

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.

Chicken And Shredded Sprouts Pie With Butterbean Mash Recipe

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.

Smoky chicken and bean stew in a white cooking pot

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.

Butternut Squash and Butterbean Stew Recipe with Yogurt

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.

Butter bean soup

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.

Warm roasted pepper and butter bean salad

Deep fried whitebait with artichoke and white bean dip

This soft and creamy butter bean dip is a spot-on accompaniment to salty fried whitebait, perfect for a starter or nibble alongside drinks.

Artichoke and white bean dip with whitebait

Sausage and butterbean casserole

Make the most of this storecupboard staple in our satisfying sausage casserole – perfect for a midweek meal.

Sausage and butterbean casserole

Toulouse sausage and butter bean casserole

For a speedy version of a slow-cooked casserole, this butter bean, sausage and bacon casserole offers all the comfort without the effort.

Toulouse Sausage Casserole Recipe With Butter Beans

Smoked chilli meatballs with tahini and creamed beans

A midweek meal with a kick, try these punchy chilli lamb meatballs on a creamy base of tahini, butter beans and Greek yogurt.

Smoked chilli meatballs with tahini and creamed beans

Lamb and tomato stew with butter beans and feta

Let the oven do the work with this easy one-pot lamb and butter bean stew, topped with lots of crumbled feta.

Lamb and Tomato Stew

Baked cod and butter beans

Flaky, pearly-white cod sits on a bed of sweet cherry tomato and butter bean sauce, perfect for a speedy yet satisfying dinner.

Baked Cod Recipe With Butter Beans For Low Calorie Fish Recipe

Spicy butter bean soup

Whizz up this deeply flavoured butter bean soup, packed with fresh ginger and paprika – hearty enough for lunch or dinner.

Bowls of butter bean soup, ready for serving

Chicken, chorizo and butter bean casserole

Butter beans, smoky chorizo and crisp chicken skin meet in this Spanish-inspired casserole that’s ready in less than an hour.


Lemon and thyme chicken with butter beans

For a chicken dinner with a twist, try this simple grilled chicken breast with a light butter bean salad.

Lemon and thyme chicken fillet with butter beans on a plate


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