Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times of the year! Family from all around get together to spend time with one another and give thanks for the important things in life. And, of course, there is always an amazing spread of food!

If your family is anything like ours, you’ll need to have plenty of food to go around. But, a lot of the normal Thanksgiving food isn’t exactly what you call easy on the waistline. That’s why we incorporate Randall Beans into many of our Thanksgiving recipes to give our side dishes and appetizers an extra boost of protein, fiber, and nutrients.

We put together a quick list of some of our favorite Thanksgiving bean recipes featuring Randall Beans, some from our own recipe collection and some from other amazing recipe creators.


Pinto Bean and Squash Thanksgiving Bread Pudding Stuffing

Somewhere in between a bread pudding and stuffing, spoon bread, as we like to call it, is a side dish that is loaded with the moist, delicious, starchy goodness you crave in a Thanksgiving stuffing recipe. But this recipe has a little surprise in store. Using cornflour to thicken the base instead of regular flour, this is a stuffing recipe that those living with food allergies or intolerances to gluten can enjoy as well!

Gluten-intolerances can make Thanksgiving a particularly difficult holiday to enjoy to the fullest, but one big loving spoonful of this stuffing on a plate full of turkey, green beans and cranberry sauce and you’ll be in the spirit for giving thanks no matter who you are.


Roasted Fennel, Mushroom and White Bean Brown Rice Gratin

This recipe from Vanilla and Bean has all the looks of an autumn classic perfect for Thanksgiving, and boy oh boy is it ever gorgeous! This gratin dish is packed full of brown rice, white beans (you can use our Randall Great Northern Beans), mushrooms, onion, and melty cheese with a layer of roasted fennel and breadcrumbs on top. Yum!

Hearty, rich, and full of fall flavors and healthy ingredients, any Thanksgiving table will get an enormous taste and visual boost with a casserole dish full of this recipe resting in the middle. Traci even offers some advice on how to make it vegetarian and gluten-free friendly.


Easy White Bean Mash with Lemon and Thyme

No Thanksgiving feast is complete without a bowl of mashed potatoes. But, if you are looking for a healthier or gluten-free alternative, try this white bean mash from Sprinkles & Sprouts! When whipped up with vegetable stock, great northern beans create a mash that is almost identical to a bowl of mashed potatoes.

Cutting out the heaps and heaps of butter and replacing them with aromatic lemon and thyme makes this creamy side dish much healthier without surrendering flavor.


Leftover Turkey Soup with Great Northern Beans

Let’s face it: there is always going to be leftover turkey after Thanksgiving dinner! And, while several days after turkey sandwiches and turkey manhattans is great, repurposing and creating a little variety with your leftovers is always a welcome change.

This turkey and bean soup is the perfect answer to a mountain of leftover turkey! Toss together your leftovers, some turkey stock, beans, and some healthy ingredients you’ll probably have leftover like spinach, carrots, onions, garlic, sweet potato, and herbs in a pot and let it all come together! Depending on what leftovers you have on hand you can customize it however you like!

Looking for more great holiday recipes? Be sure to check out our recipe library for other delicious bean recipes just like these.