Randy Mayor
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Canned beans make this casserole simple. It will taste even better if you cook your own. (Start with 2 cups of dried beans and cook per package instructions.)

How to Make It

Step 1

Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs form to measure 1 cup.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 3

Drain beans in a colander over a bowl, reserving liquid. Add enough water to liquid to measure 1 cup. Combine beans, thyme, sage, pepper, and 1 garlic clove.

Step 4

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 3 garlic cloves, leek, rosemary, salt, and artichokes; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in bean liquid mixture. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Spread half of bean mixture in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray, and top with half of goat cheese. Spread artichoke mixture over goat cheese; top with remaining bean mixture and remaining goat cheese. Combine the breadcrumbs and 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle over goat cheese. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Ratings & Reviews

kewsey407's Review

January 09, 2010
I liked the flavor of this dish but as another poster mentioned, it felt like a side dish rather than a main course. It just left alot to be desired. I think adding chicken or pasta would really help to round it out.

rindacolleen's Review

October 20, 2009
Love it! I didn't change a thing, and it was delicious.

acwilson's Review

October 03, 2009
I was hoping this would be a good main course dish. Nope. It was good, but not as a main course. I undercooked my beans to eliminate the common complaint of mushiness, but it still didn't have a lot of variations of flavor. Just a lot of leeks and beans. I love goat cheese and was hoping it would give this recipe the life it needed. Unfortunately it didn't. This dish also required dirtying up a lot of stuff. The processor, a mixing bowl, and a pan. Not something a busy person needs. I probably won't make this again unless I need a side to support a main dish.

LeahMarie's Review

February 25, 2009
I have made this three times now and have never had one problem with it being too dry. My husband and I love it and look forward to the leftovers.