Tomato and Bean Casserole
April 8, 2018 12 Comments
Tomato and bean casserole should become an every day dish. First, everyone loves a casserole.
All I have to do is put food in a casserole dish and my kids get excited. Second, you can’t go wrong with tomatoes. People love my how to make homemade marinara sauce in 20 minutes post and my roasted tomatoes with garlic because they are incredibly easy recipes and flavorful at the same time.
Third, there is nothing to prep! All you have to do is peel 8 cloves of garlic. Do you know how to easily peel it? Take the flat edge of a chef’s knife and press down hard on the clove with the heel of your hand. You will smash the clove and the peel will come right off. Easy peasy.
Toss the garlic, some sprigs of thyme or oregano, and 1 ½ pounds of fresh cherry tomatoes in a casserole dish with nothing else.
That is right! You don’t need oil, cheese or anything else for this to be amazing. The concentrated flavor of the tomatoes is all you need.
Finally, you add some beans. Now, I made the mistake of adding lima beans – which I know is not a favorite. The can says “Serving up memories since 1926” and I have a feeling some would say “Serving up BAD memories since 1926”.
I'm pretty sure I am the only food blogger to feature lima beans since they are so contentious - I like to take risks :)
I like lima beans but I may be in the minority. Don’t worry about it. Use white beans like cannellini or any other beans that you like. The idea here is that when you add the beans – it becomes like a comfort food.
For those following Weight Watchers Freestyle – this recipe is ZERO points.
Of course, I might ruin it and eat it on toast or add some grated Parmesan. Or you could toss it in a salad with some tuna? There are so many choices for this dish.
Have you made tomato and bean casserole? How did you make it?
Tomato and Bean Casserole Recipe
Makes 6 servings
8 cloves garlic, peeled
1.5 pounds cherry tomatoes, washed
6 springs fresh thyme
2 – 15 ounce cans of lima, butter, or white beans, rinsed
Heat oven to 400 F. Place garlic, tomatoes, and thyme in a 9x13 casserole dish and bake for 20 minutes until the tomatoes have burst. Add rinsed beans and heat for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the dish with salt and pepper to taste.
For one serving = 192 calories, 0.7 g fat, 0.1 g saturated fat, 35.7 g carbohydrates, 3.4 g sugar, 12.9 g protein, 9 g fiber, 300 mg sodium, 0 Freestyle SmartPts
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