Creamy Butter Beans with a Crisp Crumb

Creamy Butter beans with a crispy crumb

Serves 4 / prep 5mins / cook 10 mins


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.

Per Serving:

185 kcalories, protein 10g, carbohydrate 25g, fat 6 g, saturated fat 3g, fibre 6g, sugar 3g, salt 1.76 g