Butter bean recipes

Butter beans are one of our favourite tinned pulses and work well in meaty and vegetarian dishes alike. Try them in casseroles, salads or even in this creamy pork dish – discover the possibilities and browse all our brilliant butter bean recipes.

Don’t forget to check out all our recipes with tinned beans for ideas with haricots, cannellini, butter, kidney, borlotti and mixed beans.

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Smoky cod and butter bean filo pie

Filo pastry recipes

Smoky cod and butter bean filo pie

A fish pie – but not as you know it. This flaky cod and butter...

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Duck breasts with butter beans and creamy apple slaw

Duck recipes

Duck breasts with butter beans and creamy apple...

This is two recipes in one. You can either make the duck breasts to serve...

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Harissa-spiced butter beans with peppers and feta

One-pot recipes

Harissa-spiced butter beans with peppers and feta

This easy vegetarian one-pot combines butter beans, harissa and sweet red peppers in one bright...

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Butter bean and vegetable stew

Vegetarian casserole recipes

Butter bean and vegetable stew

This one-pot vegetarian butter bean stew is a midweek winner packed full of vegetables, fibre-rich...

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Carrot, butterbean and caraway dip

Carrot recipes

Carrot, butterbean and caraway dip

”The brilliant orange of this dip is wonderful and the taste is gentle and fragrant....

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Warm fennel, butter bean and parmesan dip

Recipes with tinned beans

Warm fennel, butter bean and parmesan dip

”A comfortingly smooth and savoury mixture. If you don’t want it warm, spread it cold...

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Chicken and butter beans in a tomato, courgette and pepper sauce

Midweek meal recipes

Chicken and butter beans in a tomato, courgette...

Create this simple dish of chicken and butter beans in a tomato, courgette and pepper...

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Warm pesto, chickpea and butter bean salad with halloumi

Halloumi recipes

Warm pesto, chickpea and butter bean salad with...

A quick 15-minute dinner has never looked so good. This filling salad is made with...

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Baked chicken thighs with peppers and butter beans

Chicken thigh recipes

Baked chicken thighs with peppers and butter beans

Make two portions of this healthy Mediterranean-style chicken and bean bake then pop one in...

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Crisp and sticky kale and butter beans with balsamic vinegar

Butter bean recipes

Crisp and sticky kale and butter beans with...

This hearty, textured winter side dish combines sticky balsamic kale with fluffy butter beans. It...

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Butterbean and vegetable stew

One-pot recipes

Butterbean and vegetable stew

Perfect for when time is short, this vegetarian one-pot is crying out to have big...

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Braised fennel and butter beans with gremolata oil and cheese crisps

Summer salads and sides

Braised fennel and butter beans with gremolata oil...

A high-fibre, vegetarian recipe with strong aniseed flavours complimented by zesty, garlicky gremolata.

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Spiced butter bean and za’atar dip

Recipes with tinned beans

Spiced butter bean and za’atar dip

All this spicy bean dip needs is a stack of toasted pittas or crudités and...

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Quick warm butter bean salad with chorizo

Midweek meal recipes

Quick warm butter bean salad with chorizo

Butter beans are cooked in the juices of sherry-glazed chorizo, then tossed with salad leaves...

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Smoked bacon, leek and butter bean chowder

Recipes with tinned beans

Smoked bacon, leek and butter bean chowder

Crusty bread is essential when tucking in to Debbie Major’s hearty chowder recipe made using...

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Stuffed pork fillet with creamed butter beans

Creamy pork recipes

Stuffed pork fillet with creamed butter beans

This elegant dinner party main sees parma ham-wrapped pork fillet served on a bed of...

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Warming pesto butter beans

Delicious recipes for one person

Warming pesto butter beans

This easy pesto butter bean recipe, for one person, is from Ella Woodward’s cookbook Deliciously...

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Roast squash with butterbean mash

Best mash recipes

Roast squash with butterbean mash

Sweet squash, creamy butter beans and good dose of garlic make this autumnal recipe a...

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Spicy butterbean, chickpea and butternut squash stew

Recipes that will make you excited for autumn

Spicy butterbean, chickpea and butternut squash stew

Enjoy this vegetarian stew recipe, made with butternut squash, butterbeans and chickpeas, as a healthy...

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Smoky puréed butter beans on toast with cured ham

Butter bean recipes

Smoky puréed butter beans on toast with cured...

Virtually no cooking is needed (except toasting) in this midweek meal recipe. So sit back,...

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Butter beans in tomato sauce with lamb and feta

Midweek meal recipes

Butter beans in tomato sauce with lamb and...

A lovely warming tomato recipe, made with butter beans and passata, gives leftover lamb another...

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Pork steaks wrapped in Parma ham with butter bean salad

Butter bean recipes

Pork steaks wrapped in Parma ham with butter...

A tasty recipe for pork steaks wrapped in Parma ham makes a quick and easy...

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One-pot pancetta stew with butter beans and chorizo

Recipes with tinned beans

One-pot pancetta stew with butter beans and chorizo

Simmer chorizo, butter beans and pancetta in a chipotle-spiced tomato sauce to make this hearty...

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Chicken, butter bean and chorizo bake

One-pot chicken recipes

Chicken, butter bean and chorizo bake

Serve this chicken, butter bean and chorizo bake recipe with a good quality sourdough loaf...

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