Traditional white bean recipes are comforting but you can do so much more with a jar of beans than the standard pot of beans and rice. Let’s be honest, Betty Crocker recipes aren’t exactly innovative so it’s exciting to see your favorite white beans used in new ways. Beans lend themselves to any kind of cuisine since they easily take on the flavor of the seasonings and spices you choose. These recipes use versatile white beans in radically different ways with tasty results you’ll really enjoy.

 Spicy White Bean Dip

Spice things up the next time you make bean dip when you blend white beans with Asian cooking staples soy sauce and sriracha sauce. Sriracha sauce is really trendy right now and you can find it flavoring everything from potato chips to chocolate. People like it because of its big hit of heat and complex flavor. Look for it the international aisle of your grocery store. Serve the dip with pita chips or crackers.

White Bean and Sage Patties

Eating healthy doesn’t mean boring anymore. Try these white bean and sage patties for dinner when you’re looking for a savory dish but want to keep things light. Mashed white beans make it hearty enough to eat for dinner when paired with a side like baked sweet potatoes.

White Beans with Calamari

Get a taste of the Greek Isles without leaving your kitchen. The Greeks use a lot of beans in their cooking and pair them with calamari in this recipe for a meal that is thicker than a soup but lighter than a stew. You can find cleaned and sliced calamari in the frozen food section of specialty grocery stores. Top with crumbled feta cheese and serve with a side salad for a filling meal.

What are your favorite ways to use white beans in recipes? Share them with us in the comments!


Summertime is the perfect time to try this tasty recipe featuring Randall Beans Great Northern Beans.