If you’re looking for a cheap, fast, easy way to get a healthy boost of plant-based protein, try these Easy Canned Bean Recipes! Grab a can of chickpeas, black beans, white beans, or other beans from your pantry and try one of these quick and easy meals, sides, and snacks.
Canned beans are a wonderful way to pack a ton of nutrition into a meal. They’re high in fiber, protein, and lots of vitamins and minerals. They’re low in calories, AND they’re super cheap, so you get a lot of bang for your buck!
And the good thing about beans? They’re usually interchangeable and easily substituted for each other.
Can I substitute different kinds of canned beans?
Don’t have chickpeas for hummus? Use white beans instead. Don’t have pinto beans for refried beans? Use black beans instead. Don’t have kidney beans for chili? Use literally any other kind you have on hand.
You can also make these recipes with pre-cooked dried beans – I like to soak them in salted water before cooking them, then store them in mason jars in the freezer so I can take out a “can-sized” portion when I need cooked beans for a recipe.