Creamy Smoky White Beans in Garlicky Tomato Sauce yield an incredibly easy, absolutely comforting and warming dish. It’s all made in pot in 30 minutes but tastes like it was simmering for hours. Bound to leave you feeling cozy!
I’ve had this dish on my mind for months. I accidentally opened a can of cannellini beans instead of chickpeas (a staple in this household) and needed to find a way to use it. I stashed them in a jar for the night and decided to tackle them the next day.
You see, I don’t have white beans in the house. So I didn’t have a plethora of on deck recipes to choose from. I do like them, though, a lot. They make a fantastic Garlic White Bean Dip and a phenomenal White Bean and Kale Soup. Knowing my love for their creamy nature, I led with this during my fridge and pantry dive. I reached for a jar of opened tomato sauce that we had, garlic (which is like, the second love of my life) and a bunch of other fave ingredients. I was going for a fancier version of beans on toast – since I love toast. This yielded a far more phenomenal result than I thought. My immediate thought: “this has got to be a recipe!”. Creamy Smoky White Beans in Garlicky Tomato Sauce – put it in your life list.
A couple testing sessions later, the result was these phenomenal smoky, creamy beans in a garlicky tomato sauce, so I literally named them that. What you get is a dish that’s chock full with comfort ingredients, is nourishing and hearty, but still light enough to be breakfast or dinner; whichever you desire.
Personally, I’ve been having it for breakfast. A la beans on toast. It’s become a fave for me since I always now have these ingredients in the house (cannellini beans is now on our permanent buy list). It’s also a one pot dish that comes together in no time so you can have it simmering down on the stove while doing any plethora of things.
Let’s talk about that liquid smoke. It really takes the depth of this dish over the top for me. The first time I made these, I swirled in some balsamic glaze because I wanted a deeper almost smokier flavour. Then this time around Gav suggested I add in liquid smoke. PERFECT. These now taste like they were cooked in a cast iron over a grill in some sophisticated camping site. The smoky flavour truly comes through and I love it!!!
I hope you enjoy this dish friends!
P.S. if you don’t want wine, just use a good quality veggie broth instead.
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