Bean Casserole

Bean Casserole


"An ideal winter recipe. The bread can be replaced by mashed potato or polenta. Serve with a salad or steamed vegetables."


30 m servings 421 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 421 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.8g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 16.8 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 1013 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and carrot; cook and stir until onion is tender and transparent. Stir in the sugar, red pepper and mushrooms and continue to cook until onion is browned.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir to blend. Cook for 1 minute then mix in the water and tomato paste. Season with basil and thyme. Mix in the beans and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a greased casserole dish.
  4. Pour the remaining oil into a shallow dish. Dip one side of each slice of bread in the oil, then arrange on top of the casserole with the oiled side up. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bread and cheese are toasted.
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  1. 11 Ratings


This recipe is wonderful! Instead of bread I topped it with polenta - I just bought the sort of pre-made polenta in a tube, then sliced it and layered it on top of the bean and vegetable mixtur...

My husband really liked this, and it's easy to make. I used a 7x11 casserole. I have no idea how you can fit 1/2 a pound of bread on the top, though. Next time I will try it with mashed potato...

I put this together and left it for the kids with baking instructions. There was nothing left when I got home and they all raved about it - they even washed the casserole dish!

I am surprised how good this is. These are the changes I made and I doubled the recipe. My 1.5 year old loves this: add chicken broth for water, add Italian seasoning for the spices, use can...

Good recipe for a cold night. I did swap out the french loaf for a whole wheat bread and added some romano with the parmesan.

This recipe takes a while to put together. I like the fact that it is very healthy. However, we found it very bland and added a shots of HP and barbecue sauce in our bowels. Next time I will ...

Very yummy indeed. Thank you. I would even suggest having it as an accompanyment to a braai (guess you can tell I'm from South Africa)

I just made this for the 1st time today. Prep time was longer than 5 minutes, but no big deal. I did try to use mashed potatoes on top instead of the bread, and even tho it tasted great, it look...

The flavor was quite a surprise. I enjoyed it a lot and will be making it again.