What makes a good fall recipe?

Well, for starters, it has to be warm. Now is not the time of year for cold soups and sandwiches. No, we need something hot to help fight off the autumn chill. Next, you’re looking for something hearty with stick-to-your-ribs flavors. A good fall recipe also doesn’t hurt to come in good sized portions, perfect for families and for leftovers.

The only problem with many of these kinds of recipes is they rarely have much in way of a healthy makeup. Potatoes, meat, and gobs of cheese are delicious, sure, but you’ll probably come out the other side of fall a few pounds heavier.

But what if we told you it was totally possible to make delicious and hearty fall recipes without the guilt? By using beans and other meaty vegetables like butternut squash, an autumn-time favorite, as a protein substitute you can watch your weight while staying warm and full this fall. Give some of these simple and tasty recipes a try.


Skillet Tomato Casserole with White Beans and Croutons

This “casserole” from Well Plated is anything but your ordinary fall casserole. Instead of relying on starchy potatoes to give in the bulk of its filling, this recipe instead uses fresh whole grain homemade croutons for filling power. Coupled with the croutons are plenty of fresh wholesome ingredients like tomatoes, spinach, garlic, basil and Randall Beans great northern beans. Topped off with grated parmesan, this Italian-style casserole is a guilt-free dinner spectacular.


Crockpot Rosemary & Garlic Great Northern Beans

Great fall recipes don’t have to be complicated. This recipe from Skinny Ms. proves it. With just 7 ingredients and a crockpot, you can make this dish perfect as either a main course or side dish. This recipe calls cannellini beans, but as you know Great Northern Beans are an even better substitute. And, of course, with this recipe you don’t need to soak your beans because Randall Beans are already presoaked, precooked and ready to eat. Get this recipe going early in the day in your crockpot so you can come home after work to a hot meal waiting just for you.


When it comes to fall recipes, casseroles are king!

Are you hungry yet? Head out to the store, and look for Randall’s Great Northern Beans to make this dish tonight.