This tasty Italian white bean recipe makes a great side dish or main dish served over pasta for a complete meal. We’ve taken one of our all time favorite Italian classics and brought up the flavor profile a notch to really blend well with our famous Great Northern Beans. This dish is easy ti make and only requires a few delicious ingredients: tomatoes, garlic and oil to make a sauce, and a big jar of Great Northern Beans.

Keeping this sauce and bean dish in the fridge makes for great leftovers throughout the week. You can also reheat the mixture and pour it over fresh pasta for an authentic Italian meal. We absolutely love recipes which can be used in multiple ways in multiple meals across the week, and this one is a great example. Enjoy!


  • 2 cups of Randall Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 to 6 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon rosemary, crushed
  • 2 cups thick tomato purée
  • 3 peeled tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons minced onion

Heat the olive oil in a very large skillet and sauté the garlic and rosemary in it for a few minutes. Add the tomato purée, chopped tomatoes, red wine, salt, lemon juice, sugar, and a generous amount of black pepper. Simmer the sauce, stirring often, for about 15 minutes.

Add the Randall Beans and continue simmering, stirring now and then with a wooden spoon, for another 5 to 10 minutes. The sauce should be quite thick. If you want to serve the beans hot, stir in the minced onions shortly before serving. If you want to serve them cold, as a salad, allow them to cool before stirring in the minced onions and chill them for a few hours or overnight – the flavor improves.

Serves 8 to 10.

This white bean recipe can be made with either Randall Great Northern Beans or the Randall Organic products.