White Bean Saute

White Bean Saute

Thanks to everyone for stopping by to enter the giveaway for the Bush’s Beans gift pack. And that recipe for the Gigi Salad was tasty looking too huh? Recipes using beans are always a good way to stretch a dollar while packing in the nutrients.

Below is an easy bean recipe for a White Bean Saute that I posted earlier this year. It’s been a simple, go-to many a night for a savory and inexpensive side dish. Quick, easy peasy stuff y’all. Just try it once and let me know what you think.

White Bean Saute

Here’s the recipe I mentioned above – enjoy!

White Bean Saute
White Bean Saute is an easy and healthy side dish.
Serves: 4
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, rough chopped (Vidalias are yummy for this!)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15 oz. canned cannellini beans (or great northern beans)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon, chopped (thyme would make a good substitute; if using dried herbs, use
  • ¼–1/2 teaspoon)
  • 2-3 tablespoons white wine (again, I used Pinot Grigio, but any white wine should be fine)
  1. Begin by heating the olive oil in a sauté pan or skillet over medium heat.
  2. When the oil is ready, add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté for about 5-7 minutes. Be careful not to let the garlic burn. Adjust the heat if necessary.
  3. Next, add the white beans, tarragon, salt and pepper. Sauté for another 3-5 minutes or so. When sautéing the beans, use a gentle hand so as not to mash the beans up to mush.
  4. When the pan begins to "dry up" (again, I'm not a professional chef, so I don't know what the proper terminology is), add the white wine. Continue to sauté for another four minute or five minutes, or six minutes...or however long it takes for the wine to reduce down and the beans to be cooked to your liking. Taste a bean. If you like it, then it's done.


Do you have any simple side dishes to share?


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    Cheryl Barker says

    Hi Amy, I’m trying to visit a new blog every day before the end of the year, and today you’re my new visit :) Came over from Pioneer Woman. Loved reading your “About Me” section. Very inviting. And you know how to make white beans look good, too! :) Blessings to you!

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