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Mashed White Beans


Take familiar techniques, like mashing, and apply them in new ways for this delicious side.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, December 2003


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (19 ounces each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring often, until golden, about 1 minute.

  2. Add beans, sage, and 1 1/4 cups water. Cook, stirring often, until beans are hot and liquid thickens, about 4 minutes.

  3. Mash beans, leaving some whole. Season with salt and pepper.

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