12 Delicious Bean Recipes To Try Tonight

Beans are a totally underrated food. If prepared properly, they are totally delicious. But that’s not the only reason for making them. They are filled with fiber and good-for-you nutrients that should most definitely be a part of your day. Try one of these delicious twelve recipes for dinner tonight and start reaping the benefits.

1. White Bean Soup

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A comforting Italian soup made with cannellini beans, vegetables, garlic, herbs, and optional bacon. It’s a perfect light meal or side dish.

2. Lentil Dal

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Warm and comforting, this Lentil Dal is the perfect meal to make on a weeknight. The cooked lentils are flavored with tons of Indian spices, and a bowl of brown rice or naan on the side makes it extra filling.

3. Italian Navy Bean Soup 

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Italian navy bean soup is quick and easy to make and will leave you with a hearty filling meal that is perfect for cooler temperatures. Navy beans, bacon, onions, tomatoes, and chicken broth come together for a delicious soup the whole family will enjoy. 

4. Huevos Rancheros 

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If you need a hearty breakfast to start your day, then huevos rancheros may be the perfect dish for you. Corn tortillas, salsa, refried beans, and eggs cooked your favorite way all combine for a quick and easy breakfast you are going to love! 

5. Easy Lentil Loaf

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You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy a good vegan meal. Introducing some vegan meals to your meal plan is a great way to reduce your grocery budget, and it’s good for your health, too. This easy lentil loaf is delicious, filling, and a great substitution for meatloaf. 

6. Kung Pao Chickpeas

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Craving a Chinese dinner but not really wanting to grab takeout? Then check out this recipe for Kung Pao chickpeas. It has all of the flavors you are craving from a Chinese meal but in a healthy, vegetarian version. 

7. Instant Pot Lentil Tortilla Stew

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If you are looking for a quick, healthy, comforting meal for a chilly evening, then this Instant Pot lentil tortilla stew recipe is for you. Lentils, tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions combined with vegetable broth and Mexican seasonings make this a flavorful meal that everyone is sure to enjoy. 

8. Quinoa Chili

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Looking for a meal that you can pull straight out of the pantry and have on the table in under 30 minutes? Then this quinoa chili recipe is for you! Delicious and filling and perfect for a busy weeknight when you want a hot, comforting meal for dinner. 

9. Instant Pot Lentil Curry

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If you are looking for a tasty, comforting, vegan meal to share for dinner, you might like this Instant Pot lentil curry. Sweet potatoes, onions, coconut milk, curry, and cumin all come together to make this a meal you are going to want to share. 

10. Hearty Bean Chowder

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If you want a delicious, hearty, and tasty meal that makes plenty to eat now and freeze for later, then check out this recipe for hearty bean chowder. Four different types of beans, stewed tomatoes, and stock are the basics of this delicious recipe, but there are lots of different things you can add in or top it with to make it your own. 

11. Refried Bean Soup

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If you are looking for a quick lunch or dinner to throw together right out of your pantry, then this is the one. To make refried bean soup, all you need are your favorite refried beans, water, and salsa. This easy meal is sure to be a family favorite!

12. Sweet Potato Vegetable Chili

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Chili doesn’t have to have meat in it to taste amazing, and this sweet potato vegetable chili is all of the proof you need! Sweet potatoes, carrots, onion, celery, tomatoes, and pinto beans combined with vegetable stock and spices make a hearty and flavorful dish that will leave your mouth watering for more! 

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

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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

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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!

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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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