Looking for the best cannellini bean recipes? Want ideas for healthy soups or easy one-pots? Try our ideas below, including hearty salads and simple mains.


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Cannellini bean recipes

Braised courgettes and cannellini beans

Cannellini beans, braised courgette and parmesan meet in the easy vegetarian one-pot – hands-on time is minimal as is the washing up at the end.

A cast iron pot of creamy braised courgette with the lid leaning on the side, on a grey concrete background with a grey napkin and brushed sliver serving spoon

One-pot chicken with cannellini beans and chorizo

This recipe for one-pot chicken with cannellini beans and chorizo is really easy to make and requires minimal hands-on time. What's more, it comes in at under 300 calories, making it a great midweek meal.

One Pot Chicken Recipe With Cannellini Beans and Chorizo

Cauliflower and cannellini bean soup

Creamy cauliflower and cannellini bean soup is sprinkled with rosemary sea salt, ground pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with crusty bread for a warming lunch.

Cauliflower White Bean Soup Recipe

Cannellini bean and roast squash salad with basil dressing

Cannellini beans pair wonderfully with roasted butternut squash and cherry tomatoes. Make a basil dressing to add bold flavour and colour.

Cannellini Bean and Roast Squash Salad Recipe with Basil Dressing

Lasagne and white bean soup

This hearty soup combines the flavours of lasagne (tomatoes, pasta, fresh herbs and parmesan), along with cannellini beans and plenty of curly kale for texture.

Lasagne and White Bean Soup Recipe

Merguez with cannellini beans and spinach

This recipe for merguez sausages with cannellini beans and spinach makes a great speedy meal for two. Plus, it's freezer-friendly.

Merguez Sausage Recipe With Cannellini Beans and Spinach

Green cannellini minestrone with ricotta dumplings

A riot of all things green and nutritious, from spinach to sugar snap peas and cavolo nero. There are cheesy dumplings on top too, for a touch of indulgence.

Vegetarian Minestrone Recipe With Ricotta

Cannellini bean, avocado and prosciutto salad

Use canned beans to boost a fresh tomato salad. With prosciutto and avocado, this is Italian-style healthy eating that's ideal for an easy weekend lunch.

Cannellini Bean, Avocado and Prosciutto Salad Recipe

White bean stew

Make your next stew so much more exciting with cannellini beans, kale and coconut milk. Ginger, coconut flakes and nigella seeds make for a warming, crunchy topping.

White Bean Stew Recipe

Smoky cannellini beans on garlic toast

This recipe for smoky cannellini beans on garlic toast is packed with flavour, vegan, ready in just 20 minutes and under 500 calories. What more could you want for a midweek meal?

Cannellini Beans on Toast Recipe

Vegetarian casserole with three beans

Beans, tomato and spinach for when it's cold outside: this veggie green bean casserole is perfect for meat-free Monday with the family. High protein and only 153 calories per serving.

Green Bean Casserole Recipe with Three Beans

Cod with tomato bean stew

This cod with tomato bean stew is a quick and healthy supper. Less than 400 calories this dish is light and full of flavour.

Cod with Tomato Bean Stew Recipe


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