Check out these 20 Delicious Ways to Use Beans and add protein to your families meals. These recipes range from soups to appetizers to pastas. There is something for everyone!
20 DELICIOUS WAYS TO USE BEANS
Do you use beans in a lot of the recipes you make? Beans are a versatile and cheap source of protein that can be used in so many ways. If I am trying to make a meal vegetarian I will swap the meat for the beans. Today I am sharing 20 Delicious Ways to Use Beans. There is a little something for everyone from soups, to appetizers, to snacks, to salads.
White Bean and Ham Soup is a hearty soup packed with protein. This is the perfect soup to use up leftover ham you might have on hand or using pre-cooked ham. It comes together quickly, making this a great weeknight meal option!
Zesty Bean Posole Soup is a vegetarian soup mixing red beans, hominy, poblanos and fire roasted tomatoes along with a salsa of your choice to create a flavor packed soup. This soup is packed with protein and very satisfying. It comes together quickly, for an easy meal option!
Smoked sausage pasta is the perfect weeknight meal ready in 15 minutes. The smoked sausage brings a smoky flavor to the dish which means you don’t need extra spices! The healthy spinach, pine nuts and beans pair wonderfully, making this pasta dish a family favorite.
Instant Pot Turkey Chili is a protein packed, healthy chili. This cooks quickly in the pressure cooker and is great for game day or family meals. It also freezes nicely for later!
Pasta e Fagioli is a traditional Pasta and Beans Italian soup. It is oh so comforting and delish! I first had Pasta Fagioli at the Olive Garden years ago, and I instantly fell in love. I knew I had to make it at home with fresh herbs!
Vegan, naturally gluten-free coconut curry chickpeas with wilted greens. Coconut curry chickpeas made in under 15 minutes. Quick, easy, weeknight meal.
When it’s cold and snowy there’s nothing better than a big bowl of soup. This veggie-packed winter minestrone with potatoes, spinach, cauliflower and beans will warm you up!
Italian Chopped Salad with White Beans & Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Unsophisticook
This easy Italian chopped salad recipe features just 4 ingredients: romaine lettuce, radicchio, cannellini beans, and sun-dried tomatoes. Dressed with a simple red wine vinaigrette, it’s a tasty quick weeknight side dish! Vegetarian & vegan.
Snack happy with this Vegan White Bean Dip topped with fresh tomatoes and basil! This flavorful dip comes together in minutes and can be made in advance for easy peasy snacking, without the fuss!
Hummus with Spiced Beef and Toasted Pine Nuts is an easy appetizer, lunch or dinner featuring creamy hummus topped with warm, spiced beef, toasted pine nuts, freshly chopped tomatoes and parsley. It is gluten-free and full of protein.
Roasted Red Pepper Greek Yogurt Hummus is a creamy dip that pairs nicely with pita bread or fresh vegetables. Chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, spices and fire roasted red peppers are blended with Greek yogurt for added protein and creaminess making this not only healthy, but delicious!
This mediterranean carrot salad is filled with chickpeas, royal raisins, feta, parsley and tossed with a creamy yogurt tahini dressing. Makes a great side salad.
Crock Pot Mojo Pork with Cuban-Style Black Beans is a simple and satisfying long-cooking crock pot recipe. Use to make tacos, nachos, or rice bowls!
Learn how to make Vegan Chili Recipe From Scratch in less than an hour. This recipe is a crowd pleaser and guaranteed to satisfy vegan, vegetarian, and meat-eaters alike.
This easy Quinoa Chickpea Avocado Salad with Black Beans is going to be your new favorite side! Healthy, gluten free, vegan friendly and CRAZY YUMMY!
This Easy Black Bean Soup recipe is a delicious and quick weeknight dinner or lunch meal prep. It’s vegan, takes about 30 minutes and so hearty! Garnish with your favorite toppings and you have a warm, quick satisfying meal! I am literally in love with this soup.
This light and refreshing Italian Chopped Salad with Tuna, Artichokes & Cannellini Beans is bursting with flavor and packed with protein to give you energy all afternoon long.
Put this recipe in the slow cooker at the start of your day and come home to the warm rich flavors of curry, coconut and cumin in this Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry.
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili is hearty and so healthy. It is gluten-free, vegan, and loaded with beans and vegetables. If you need a football watching chili or a quick dinner, this is your answer!