White Beans and Spinach

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
This skillet side is a variation of a recipe I received from my Italian mother. I've prepared spinach this way for years—because my children eat it happily! —Lucia Johnson, Massena, New York
White Beans and Spinach Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups fresh spinach (about 6 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup canned cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Dash ground nutmeg


  1. Place water, garlic and spinach in a large skillet. Cook, covered, over medium heat just until tender, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining ingredients; heat through.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 116 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 561mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 7g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.