11 Food Blogger Favorite Bean Recipes

Anytime you’re in the mood for a hearty and wholesome meal, beans, especially canned ones, are one of my favorite ingredients to turn to. They are packed with protein and fiber to keep you in top form while being versatile, budget-friendly, and easy to work with. So make beans a pantry staple in your kitchen with these eleven delicious bean recipes everyone should try.

1. Cowboy Beans (Slow Cooker Or Instant Pot)

An overhead view of a white bowl full of cowboy beans. A wood spoon rests in the side of the bowl.
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

A delicious, easy-to-make recipe for Cowboy Beans that can be enjoyed as a main course or a side dish to other dishes. It can be made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker.

2. Bean Chowder

A wood ladle scoops up a scoop of bean chowder from a soup pot.
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

This bean chowder recipe is the best hearty chowder for a chilly evening. It’s definitely a comfort food type of meal. You don’t even have to drain or rinse the beans.

3. Tuscan Cannellini Bean Soup with Kale

An overhead view of a bowl filled with Tuscan bean soup with kale.
Photo Credit: Urban Farmie.

Make this Tuscan Cannellini Bean Soup with Kale for a hearty and budget-friendly weeknight dinner. This recipe is done in 30 minutes, and it’s also easily adaptable if you are on a vegan or gluten-free diet.

4. Pinto Bean Soup

An overhead view of a crock filled with pinto bean soup. A spoon rests next to the crock.
Photo Credit: Urban Farmie.

This Pinto Bean Soup is perfect for a cold winter evening. There are few things that can rival hot soup when you want to stay cozy on a chilly evening, and this one tops the list of must-make recipes.

5. Vegetarian Black Bean Quesadilla

An overhead view of a black bean quesadilla on parchment paper. It has been cut into three pieces.
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

This Vegetarian Black Bean Quesadilla will become a new staple in your kitchen. It uses simple ingredients, mainly black beans, that pack a lot of flavor and nutrition in every bite. It’s the perfect weeknight meal because it only needs 30 minutes.

6. Easy Black Bean Tostadas

An overhead view of three black bean tostadas topped with lettuce, sour cream and onions.
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

There is so much to love about this Black Bean Tostadas recipe. The fun part is that everyone can customize their own tostadas by adding their own ingredients according to preference. It’s a must-add to your dinner rotation if you’re a fan of black beans.

7. Instant Pot Taco Soup

An overhead view of two bowls of taco soup garnished with avocado and fresh cilantro.
Photo Credit: Seasonal Cravings.

Made with kidney beans, corn, and fire-roasted tomatoes, this Instant Pot Taco Soup is the recipe for you if you love cooking with beans. It’s one more recipe to add to your easy dinners list. You can also make a big batch for easy re-heating throughout the week if you are craving a hearty and filling soup.

8. Authentic Hungarian Bean Goulash

An overhead view of a bowl of vegetarian Hungarian goulash.
Photo Credit: My Pure Plants.

Are you a big fan of goulash? Make this vegetarian version of Hungarian Bean Goulash. Using only beans and veggies, it is a 30-minute, one-pot meal that delivers the same flavors you love about traditional goulash.

9. Ham and Beans

An overhead view of a white bowl filled with ham and beans. A spoon lays to the right right and a slice of corn bread to the left.
Photo Credit: Pear Tree Kitchen.

Make a delicious bowl of ham and beans to savor good old Southern comfort food. It’s made with white beans and a flavorful ham broth that will fill your belly and satisfy your soul.

10. Italian Tuna White Bean Salad

A white bowl filled with Italian tuna white bean salad.
Photo Credit: XOXO Bella.

Make your salads more nutritious and filling by adding beans as an ingredient. Case in point: this Italian Tuna White Bean Salad. It uses fresh tuna steaks, cannellini beans, and some herbs and veggies. It’s a filling snack or a delicious lunch with the best Mediterranean flavors.

11. Tuscan White Bean Soup

A crock filled with Tuscan white bean soup.
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

You’d get everything you want in a soup from this Tuscan White Bean Soup. It’s creamy, flavorful, and comforting, so it really hits you in all the right places, most especially on a cold winter night.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!/

A dutch oven with a cooked whole chicken topped with rosemary twigs.
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

A skillet filled with ground turkey, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado and garnished with fresh parsley.
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

An overhead view of a small canning jar filled with overnight oats with raisins.
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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