Peppered White Bean Mash

Southern Living

"This is an excellent side dish, but I also love to smear it on bread with a drizzle of fruity olive oil."

Makes 4 servings


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2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (about 1 small lemon)
2 (19-oz.) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 11 Minutes

1. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute.

2. Add thyme, lemon juice, beans, and 1 cup water. Cook, stirring often, over medium heat 4 minutes or until thickened. Stir in salt and pepper, and place bean mixture into a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, leaving some beans whole. Drizzle mash with remaining 1 Tbsp. oil.

Created date

March 2015