White Beans: 5 Simple Vegetarian Suppers

Eating less meat, eating more greens, spending less money, cooking more dinners at home ... whatever your New Year's resolution is, chances are it can be helped along with a pot of beans. Soak, cook, and freeze a big batch of beans on the weekend and you'll be ready for simple, nourishing, and budget-friendly meals throughout the week. We love all types of beans, but these days we're especially partial to creamy white varieties, which star in these five delicious vegetarian suppers.

• 1 Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with White Beans and Kale - A satisfying meal full of colors and textures and the warm flavors of rosemary, garlic, and red pepper
• 2 White Bean and Roasted Squash Soup with Pistou - A delectable combination of sweet vegetables and creamy beans, punctuated with zingy pistou
• 3 Spinach, White Bean, and Taleggio Pizza - A meatless and sauceless pie topped with a big mound of fresh spinach
• 4 Crispy Pan-Fried Beans and Wilted Greens - Add a poached egg or scoop of pasta and this becomes an easy dish for dinner
• 5 Tomato and White Bean Panade - This rustic stew takes advantage of a few pantry staples; add some winter greens to make it even healthier

Related: How To Cook Beans: A Fast, Foolproof, No-Soak Method

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