Bean & pesto mash

Substitute potatoes with pulses for a healthy alternative mash with a chunky texture

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 183
  • fat 5g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 25g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 11g
  • salt 0.84g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle to serve (optional)
  • 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp pesto


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the beans and cook for 3-4 mins until hot through. Lightly mash with a potato masher for a chunky texture. Stir through the pesto and season. To serve, drizzle with a little olive oil, if you like.

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