Tuscan White Bean

Recipe Directions

  1. Prepare the Beans: Rinse the dried white beans under cold water and remove any debris. Soak the beans in water overnight or for at least 8 hours. Drain and rinse the beans before cooking.
  2. Sauté Aromatics: In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and diced onion, and sauté until softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Cook the Beans: Add the soaked white beans and vegetable broth to the pot with the sautéed aromatics. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, for 1 to 1 ½ hours or until the beans are tender.
  4. Add Tomatoes and Seasonings: Once the beans are cooked, stir in the diced tomatoes (with their juices) and dried rosemary. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. Serve and Garnish: Ladle the Tuscan White Beans into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve hot and enjoy!

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Large pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

How to Store Leftovers

If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, simply warm the beans on the stovetop over low heat until heated through, adding a splash of water or broth if necessary to prevent them from drying out.

Food and Drink Pairings

Pair these Tuscan White Beans with crusty bread for dipping and a simple green salad dressed with balsamic vinaigrette for a complete meal. For a heartier option, serve the beans over cooked pasta or alongside grilled sausage or chicken. As for drinks, a glass of Chianti or Pinot Grigio would complement the flavors of this dish perfectly.


Q: Can I use canned white beans instead of dried? A: While you can use canned white beans for convenience, I highly recommend using dried beans for this recipe as they have a superior texture and flavor. If using canned beans, be sure to rinse them thoroughly before adding them to the pot.

Q: Can I make this recipe in a slow cooker? A: Yes, you can adapt this recipe for a slow cooker. Simply follow steps 2 and 3 to sauté the aromatics and cook the beans on the stovetop, then transfer everything to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the beans are tender.


I hope you enjoy making and savoring these Tuscan White Beans as much as I do! Remember to share this recipe with your friends and family, and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more delicious recipes and cooking tips. Buon appetito!

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