White Bean Cheddar Melt Recipe

White Bean Cheddar Melt Recipe

Honestly, I get bored with lunch. The same old, same old, well … it gets old. But it doesn’t have to. Enter the White Bean Cheddar Melt, a recipe I discovered at Bush’s Beans. Yep, white beans in a sandwich. I know. It sounds a little different, but different is good, right? Especially with this sandwich.

Easy Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

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Filled with chicken, beans, salsa, and spices they took no time to put together, and disappeared just as quickly. The ingredients are basic and easy to keep stocked for the perfect last minute go-to meal.

Mexican Black Bean Pizza

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Mexican food is a favorite in our household, but much of it isn’t so much on the healthy side. With these Mexican Black Bean Pizzas, you can create your own crunchy and cheesy, but healthy version in less time that it would take to drive to your local Mexican restaurant.

Black Bean Tostadas with Cilantro Sauce

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I can’t tell you how much I have been craving this meal ever since making it last week. These Black Bean Tostadas with Cilantro Sauce discovered over at Tasty Kitchen are probably something I could eat every single day and never tire of. Seriously tasty and satisfying. And so very easy too. The cilantro sauce alone is a keeper and one we’ll be making large batches of to serve as a salad dressing. It’s so full of flavor and super light in calories—the best combo ever for salad dressing in my book!

4 Special Occasion Weeknight Dinner Ideas

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These are some of our favorites which double as comfort food and special occasion meals. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or another special event, any of these would be great options to serve along with a big salad, and a tempting dessert.

Garlic Lemon Green Beans

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These Garlic Lemon Green Beans are the perfect side dish for any main entree, or alone as a snack. In fact, what triggered me to make these this week was a visit to our local steakhouse. They offer a similar green bean side to substitute instead of a baked potato.

Bush’s Beans Grilled Potato and Cannellini Bean Salad

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Grilled potatoes and onions pair perfectly with creamy cannellini beans, and a simple mustard based vinaigrette. I was surprised at the flavor packed in such a simple dish. And easy too!

Easy Bean and Cheese Flatbread

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This past year I’ve kept ingredients on hand for making cracker pizzas: crispy individual pizzas that are baked in no time. The kids have really enjoyed making their own versions for dinner or even as a great after school snack. I revised the Easy Bean and Cheese Flatbread recipe from Bush’s Beans to use the thinner tortillas we use for the cracker pizzas.

Cucumber and Chickpea Salad

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Dill mingles with lemon, lime, garlic, parsley, red wine vinegar, and olive oil to create a zingy and fresh marinade for cucumber, Bush’s Beans Garbanzos (otherwise known as chickpeas), celery, tomato and red onion in this light dish.

White Bean and Roasted Mushroom Soup

White Bean and Roasted Mushroom Soup

A satisfying soup, that uses a healthy pureed white bean and broth base instead of cream, so it can be enjoyed often, guilt-free.

Mushroom and White Bean Tart

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Today I’m sharing with you one of the recipes we made while in Montana, the BUSH’S® Wild Mushroom and White Bean Tart. Don’t let the name fool ya. It’s really easy. If you’ve never worked with phyllo dough before, other than keeping it from drying out (cover with damp paper towels or dish cloth while working) it’s not difficult, and the dough is very forgiving. And it’s actually fun–it’s like playing in the kitchen.

Black Bean Salad Boats

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Not sure what the weather is like where you are, but things are starting to warm up here in my neck of the woods, which beckons for lighter fare, and brings about a strong hankering for fresh fruits and salads. It would be nice if I would crave that year round, huh? These Black Bean Salad Boats (for a lack of a better term) sure do meet the need for a crunchy snack, appetizer or light lunch. The ingredients are basic and adjustable to your liking, and it’s quick prep.

Black-Eyed Pea Cake Redux

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Earlier this year I had the privilege of traveling to Napa with Bush’s Beans to cook alongside those I now call friends. Late last week another group of bean lovers descended on The Culinary Institute in Napa once again to learn more about the versatility of the bodacious bean. Along with Connie Guttersen, and Andy… 

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