Creamy butter beans with crispy crumbs

This superhealthy side tastes deceptively indulgent

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 185
  • fat 6g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 25g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 10g
  • salt 1.76g


  • 2 x 400g cans butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 100g light soft cheese with garlic and herbs
  • 2 tbsp snipped chives
  • 4 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil


  1. Heat the butter beans in a small pan for 3-4 mins. Remove a quarter of them to a bowl and mash with a fork until smooth and creamy. Stir back into the rest of the beans in the pan with the soft cheese and chives, then heat for a few mins more until warmed through.

  2. Transfer to a small baking dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Drizzle over oil and flash under a hot grill for 1-2 mins until the crumbs are crunchy and golden.

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