Instant White Bean, Spinach & Tomato Stew

Fig Jar
by Fig Jar
4 Servings
20 min

If you are looking a super simple pantry meal to have in your back pocket, you’ve come to the right place. This stew comes together is less than 30 minutes, but tastes slow-cooked, hearty and comforting.

This is what I make when we “don’t have any food”. Because that’s never really true, thankfully, and we almost always have these ingredients in the cupboard/freezer. It is SO easy to make and can be ready to eat in 20 minutes.

Ingredients you will need:

  • Onion and garlic
  • Olive oil or avocado oil
  • Canned, diced tomatoes
  • Frozen spinach
  • White beans
  • Parmesan
  • Bay leaf - optional

That’s all you need! I always serve this over rice and I highly recommend you do that too. To make:The most labor-intensive part of this recipe is chopping onions. Once you get that part out of the way, you’re basically just opening things and dumping them in the pot. Just sauté the onions until translucent, then in goes everything else! Let it simmer for about 10 minutes and you’re ready to eat.

Instant White Bean, Spinach & Tomato Stew
Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups thawed, frozen spinach
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Parmesan cheese for sprinkling on top
  • 1 15 oz can white beans (Navy or Great Northern)
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)

Heat oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté until translucent. Press down on garlic cloves with a knife to slightly smash and remove the peel.
Add smashed garlic cloves, bay leaf, tomatoes, beans, spinach, salt and pepper and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Serve over rice and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Remove smashed garlic cloves and bay leaf (if using) prior to serving.
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  • Katie Katie on Nov 18, 2020

    No measurement for white beans is given.

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    • Katie Katie on Dec 01, 2020

      The publisher Fig Jar corrected the recipe that is why it now has the measurement for white beans which had been omitted.

  • Debby Debby on Nov 21, 2020

    Bay Leaf and beans are mentioned in instructions - but, not in ingredients.