White Beans in Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Ivan Published: May 3, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make White Beans in Tomato Sauce

White beans are cooked in a rich tomato sauce and seasoned with sage, garlic and bay leaf to make a hearty vegetarian stew.

Preparation: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours



  • 2cupszolfini,or cannellini beans, dried
  • 1sprigsage
  • 2clovegarlic
  • 1smallbay leaf
  • ¼cupextra virgin olive oil,(plus 2 tbsp)
  • salt
  • 1cuptomato sauce,canned
  • freshly ground pepper


  1. Cover the beans with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Cover and remove from the heat.

  2. Let stand for 1 hour, then drain. Cover the beans with 4 inches of fresh water.

  3. Add the sage sprig, whole garlic clove, bay leaf, and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Bring to a boil and cook over moderately low heat for 30 minutes.

  4. Season the beans with salt and cook for about 15 minutes longer, until the beans are tender; drain and discard the sage, garlic, and bay leaf

  5. Meanwhile, in a medium, deep skillet, heat the remaining oil.

  6. Add the chopped sage and minced garlic and cook over moderate heat for 1 minute.

  7. Add the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer.

  8. Add the beans to the skillet and cook, stirring, until saucy and thick.

  9. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


  • Calories: 95.68kcal
  • Fat: 9.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.36g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.61g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.03g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.47g
  • Fiber: 1.23g
  • Sugar: 1.49g
  • Protein: 0.72g
  • Sodium: 194.10mg
  • Calcium: 30.96mg
  • Potassium: 142.12mg
  • Iron: 0.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 13.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.64mg
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