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3 Things to Make With…Cannellini Beans

cannellini beans recipesWhen you find a good deal at your grocery store, it’s smart to stock up — but it can be a challenge to find new, tasty ways to use up all those good bargains. Each week, we bring you three original (often surprising!) recipes that feature the types of ingredients you’re likely to find on sale. Better yet, Recipe.com will even show you whether the ingredient is on sale in your area (as well as any other ingredients for whatever recipes you choose)! Simply click on the recipe and look for this icon:

 

 

 

We’ll admit it: we’re cuckoo for cannellini beans (a.k.a. white beans). Not only are they the perfect combination of versatile and delicious, they’re an ideal pantry staple. Canned, they keep (practically) forever, and unlike their dried counterparts, they only take a quick rinse in the sink before they’re ready to eat. At once creamy and satisfying, they add a wonderful and sophisticated heft to whatever you throw them into. To wit, these three quick-and-easy dinner recipes that give you just a glimpse of how versatile cannellini beans can be.

 

 

1. White-Bean-and-Pancetta Pizza

 

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Pocketless pita does double duty as the crust for this wholesome and delicious pizza that’s ready to eat in just 20 minutes!

 

 

2. White Beans, Pasta and Chicken

 

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Here, the creamy earthiness of the beans complements the fresh flavor of tomatoes and the savoriness of the chicken.

 

 

3. Tuna and White Bean Panini

 

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Don’t settle for another ordinary tuna-salad sandwich. This warm, Mediterranean-inspired panini makes wonderful use of basil, red onion and those rich little cannellini beans.

 

 

Use your bean(s)! Check out all our great cannellini bean recipes!

 

 

 

 

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