Slow Cooker Italian White Beans with red peppers, tomatoes, herbs, and a touch of spice are a delicious meatless meal or side dish that's good for you and easy to prepare. Jump to Recipe keyboard_arrow_down
Slow cooker white beans with fire roasted tomatoes, red peppers, sweet onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and a hint of spice make the perfect vegetarian main dish or hearty side dish.
After recently hearing a report on all the health benefits of beans, I have been trying to add more of them to my diet. According to that report, beans are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper and zinc and can help reduce the risk of many cancers as well as diabetes and heart disease. Plus they keep me full for a really long time, which is always a bonus.
To get things started, I made this recipe for Slow Cooker Red Pepper Italian White Beans that I have been loving as a meatless entree or side dish. The beans are creamy and full of flavor from the red peppers, garlic, and vinegar. I like to kick things up with red pepper flakes as well, but you could leave these out if you don't like spice. To keep thing simple I didn't add any extra veggies to the recipe, but you could definitely add some greens to pack in extra nutrients. Served with a warm bowl of polenta and some grated Parmesan cheese and it's one delicious and comforting meal.
Slow Cooker Italian Red Pepper White Beans
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- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 30 oz. canned white beans, drained and rinsed
- 20 oz. canned diced fire roasted tomatoes (undrained)
- 3 U red peppers, sliced
- 1 U sweet onion, sliced
- 2 U garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes (or more, optional)
- 1 tsp. black pepper (more to taste)
- 1 tsp. salt
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Add everything to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours.
More veggies? This dish is delicious with extra veggies. For heartier veggies like kale, Swiss chard, or butternut squash you can add them at the beginning of cooking. For quicker cooking vegetables like zucchini, broccoli, spinach, or cauliflower - add them 30 minutes before the dish is finished cooking.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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