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Spicy white bean stew with sausage

Spicy White Beans with Tomatoes

Posted by: Ari Laing

Spicy white beans simmered with tomatoes, rosemary, and Parmigiano Reggiano is an easy, elegant, flavorful side dish! Enjoy meatless or serve with hot Italian sausage. Warm, hearty, and filling! A true 30 minute or less meal! GF, Vegetarian

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Posted by: Ari Laing
Spicy white bean stew with sausage
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Spicy White Beans

Spicy white beans simmered with tomatoes, rosemary, and Parmigiano Reggiano is an easy, elegant, flavorful side dish! Keep vegetarian or serve with Italian sausage for a complete meal. Warm, hearty, and filling! Ready in less than 30 minutes. GF, Vegetarian
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: canned white beans, great northern white beans, white bean stew, white northern beans
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Ari Laing


  • Colander
  • Sauté pan with deep sides and lid or a dutch oven


  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15 oz) cans white beans such as great northen white beans, navy beans, or cannellini beans
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Parmigiano Reggiano rind
  • 1 bay leaf
  • High quality extra virgin olive oil for serving
  • Shaved Parmesan for serving
  • Flaky sea salt for serving


  • Sauté the aromatics. Heat 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, then add diced onion and cook 3-5 minutes, or until translucent. Add 3 cloves chopped garlic and ¼ tsp red pepper flakes, then cook 1 minute more.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Add 1 can of diced tomatoes, rinsed, drained white beans, 2 Tbsp chopped rosemary, 1 ½ tsp Kosher salt, and ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, then stir. Tuck in the parmesan rind and bay leaf.
  • Cook the white beans. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, then taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Remove the bay leaf and parmesan rind.
  • Garnish, then serve. Serve immediately with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.


Sodium: 882mg | Calcium: 26mg | Vitamin C: 5mg | Vitamin A: 70IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 122mg | Calories: 95kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 7g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 7g | Iron: 1mg
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