Tomato & Garlic Butter Bean Dinner Recipe
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Tomato & Garlic Butter Bean Dinner Recipe

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For those days when I get home late and just want a warm meal, I stir up tomatoes, garlic and butter beans. Ladle it over noodles if you're in the mood for pasta. —Jessica Meyers, Austin, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach (about 6 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked pasta and grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups (calculated without pasta and cheese): 147 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 9g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 30-45 seconds or until tender. Add tomatoes, beans, spinach, Italian seasoning and pepper; cook until spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally. If desired, serve with pasta and cheese.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled bean mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
    Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tomato & Garlic Butter Bean Dinner in Simple & Delicious February/March 2015

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Cook_aholic User ID: 797539 247691
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2016

"Really liked this recipe. Was even quicker to get ready when I used leftover pasta I had stored in the freezer."

momof2inpa User ID: 3572256 217148
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015 Edited Jan. 8, 2015

"This was a quick and easy lunch for me today. I had leftover rice that needed to be used so I put it over that instead of pasta. It was good but next time I will add some extra oregano and basil. Definitely needs some grated cheese on top."

sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 216859
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"I love butter beans, and usually have all of these ingredients on hand. I really liked this recipe."

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