Better with Beans

Low in fat and packed with fibre, beans are a source of quality protein and are extremely
versatile. Whether baked into muffins, added to tacos, or mixed into any favourite dish, the mild,
complementary flavour helps everyday families make healthy choices easier and every meal
better—everything is Better with Beans.

Recipe:

Sheet Pan White Beans, Gnocchi, and Vegetables

This is a protein and fibre-packed meal that not only comes together quickly but tastes delicious. Crispy roasted broccoli and juicy tomatoes add loads of flavour to the gnocchi and white beans. Just serve with grated Parmesan cheese and an extra drizzle of olive oil for a simple yet satisfying weeknight meal.

Recipe:

Cavatelli Pasta with Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes

Cavatelli pasta with Cannellini beans and tomatoes is a lovely dish with loads of flavor and nutrition. The sweetness of the tomatoes plays beautifully with the cannellini beans, basil, and garlic, adding in the comfort of the pasta, and that rich acidity of the Pecorino, and you have one winner of a Fall dish!

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Recipe:

Black Bean and Rice Stuffed Peppers

These black bean and rice stuffed peppers are a vegetarian spin on a classic. Sweet bell peppers are stuffed with a hearty and healthy black bean, tomato and rice filling and topped with cheddar cheese. This meal is ready in under an hour and a great make-ahead dish that also freezes well.

Recipe:

Butternut Squash and White Bean Pasta

The perfect fall pasta sauce features roasted butternut squash, fresh rosemary, garlic and onions pureed with white kidney beans. You’ll love this creamy and luxurious fall pasta recipe, that also happens to be vegan.

Recipe:

Instant Pot Black Beans with Sofrito Rice

Thanks to electric pressure cookers, like the Instant Pot, we can have delicious, wholesome black beans on a busy weeknight. From start to finish, it takes just under an hour, no soaking required.

Types of Beans

Ontario grows nine types of beans. Learn more about each variety here.

Nutrition & Health

It’s commonly known that beans are good for you — but do you know how good?

Bean Basics

Learn how to properly store, select, soak and cook Ontario beans.

Better with Beans

Learn more about this amazing superfood
and why everything is better with beans!