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Tomato & Garlic Butter Bean Dinner

On the days I get home late and just want a warm meal, I stir together 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


  • 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
  • Optional: Hot cooked pasta and grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until tender, 30-45 seconds. 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; add water if necessary.
Nutrition 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 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • Kris
    May 6, 2020

    Superb lush.

  • abbasgael
    Nov 5, 2017

    I made this as written. Couldn't even eat it. Not sure what was so off about this. I have similar recipes that I like well enough.

  • Cook_aholic
    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
    Jan 7, 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
    Jan 4, 2015

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