Creamy One Pot Italian White Bean Recipe

italian white bean recipe

Looking for a hearty, plant-based dish bursting with Italian flavors? This Creamy One Pot Italian White Bean recipe is the perfect answer. It’s a delightful combination of creamy coconut milk, savory white beans, and aromatic Italian herbs.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this Creamy One Pot Italian White Bean recipe:

  • ½ small red onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 can (19 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 can (19 ounces) white beans (cannellini beans), rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • Chili flakes, salt, and pepper to taste

Toppings:

  • Juice of ½ lemon (about 2-3 tablespoons)
  • Chopped fresh basil
  • Vegan parmesan cheese (optional)

Substitutions: You can substitute fresh spinach for baby spinach. If you’re not following a vegan diet, you can use regular parmesan cheese instead of vegan parmesan. Adjust the seasonings according to your taste preferences.

Helpful Tools

  • Large pan
  • Chopping board and knife
  • Wooden spoon or spatula
  • Measuring spoons and cups

How To Make This Italian White Beans Recipe

In a pan on medium heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil and the chopped red onion. Saute for 3-4 mins.

garlic and onion in frying pan

Next, add in garlic and Italian seasoning and cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.

cooked garlic and onion in frying pan

Add in tomato paste and stir to combine.

Add in coconut milk, sun-dried tomatoes, white beans, chili flakes, and nutritional yeast. Stir, and simmer for 10-12 minutes to reduce the coconut milk.

Next, add in the chopped spinach, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Cook for 1-2 mins or until the spinach has wilted.

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Top with fresh basil and vegan parm if desired. Serve on top of rice, pasta, with crusty bread, or just by itself. Enjoy!

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Tips & Tricks

FAQs: Italian White Bean Recipe

Can I use dried white beans instead of canned?

Yes, but be sure to soak and cook them before using in the recipe.

Is nutritional yeast essential?

It adds a cheesy flavor but can be omitted if unavailable.

How long will leftovers last in the fridge?

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

italian white bean recipe

Creamy Italian White Beans Recipe One Pot

Creamy One Pot Italian White Bean dish with coconut milk, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach. A comforting and nutritious plant-based option!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Lunch, Main, Main Course
Cuisine American, Fusion, Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • ½ small red onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 19oz can coconut milk
  • 1 19oz can white beans, rinsed and drained (cannellini beans)
  • ½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • chili flakes, salt & pepper to taste

Toppings

  • ½ lemon, juiced (2-3 tbsp)
  • chopped fresh basil
  • vegan parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a pan on medium heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil and the chopped red onion. Saute for 3-4 mins.
  • Next, add in garlic and Italian seasoning and cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.
  • Add in tomato paste and stir to combine.
  • Add in coconut milk, sun-dried tomatoes, white beans, chili flakes, and nutritional yeast. Stir, and simmer for 10-12 minutes to reduce the coconut milk.
  • Next, add in the chopped spinach, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cook for 1-2 mins or until the spinach has wilted.
  • Top with fresh basil, and vegan parm if desired. Serve on top of rice, pasta, with a crusty bread, or just by itself. Enjoy!
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Conclusion: Italian White Bean Recipe

This Creamy One Pot Italian White Bean recipe is a winner for busy weeknights or casual gatherings. It’s easy, versatile, and guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Give it a try and elevate your plant-based cooking game!

4 thoughts on “Creamy One Pot Italian White Bean Recipe

  1. Erin says:

    5 stars
    This white bean dish was AMAZING! So creamy and delicious 😋

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