Baked White Bean and Rosemary Spread Recipe -
  • READY IN 40 mins

Baked White Bean and Rosemary Spread

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"Use fresh sprigs of rosemary to garnish this zesty combination of great northern beans, herbs and spices. Serve with assorted breads and crackers. Pinto beans may be substituted for great northern beans."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Slowly cook and stir onions, garlic and rosemary until soft.
  3. In a food processor, blend the onion mixture, great northern beans, white wine vinegar, red pepper and salt until smooth.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a medium baking dish and garnish with paprika. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

OK, I hate beans, but was trying to introduce more of them into my diet. I made this and doubled all the spices for fear of getting that beany taste I hate. It was really good (though I will follow the recipe next time, as the spices were a bit overwhelming). It was good hot (though it never became "bubbly" as the recipe suggests), but I think next time I might try it cold. It is a major accomplishment that I am going to try this recipe again, given that I don't like beans!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2004

Too bland


19 Ratings

Oct 02, 2005

this one was a hit at my last BBQ, no one had any idea that it was a bean dip.

Apr 13, 2005

I also hate beans but I know they are very good for you, so I decided to make this recipe based on another bean-hating reviewer's positive comments. I was afraid of this turning out too "bean-y," so I used all the ingredients except only one can of the beans (a lower-sodium brand from Whole Foods). And I used fresh instead of dried rosemary. I put the mixture in a pie plate and then into the oven and crumbled two pieces of bacon on top. I baked it for 20 minutes (it didn't bubble) but it was great as a dip with whole wheat pita bread pieces. I would definitely make this for a party or even eat it for dinner again. Bean haters, give this a try!

Jan 25, 2004

You have to really like rosemary to love this spread. I thought it was good but a little too rosemary-y. Next time I will use half the rosemary and some other herb or spice, not sure what yet. Mine never did bubble either and got a little dry, could use some moisture or creaminess. Maybe I'll try adding a little cream cheese next time. Tasted good with Frank's Hot sauce.

Jan 25, 2004

I won't discourage anyone from making this, but considering I like all the ingredients and disliked the outcome, just try it as an experiment. The rosemary really threw it off for some reason.

Dec 05, 2005

LOVED this, and it was a huge hit at a cocktail party I attended over the weekend. I didn't bother baking it....just let it suffice as a spread, and it turned out great. I also added a bit more rosemary to it. Will definitely make it again! I served it with a second dip (Braunschweiger party spread), and the combination complimented each other very nicely.

Feb 20, 2006

I did not care for this recipe at all! The rosemary was so overpowering, it really cleared my sinuses. I would never use this recipe again.


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  • Calories
  • 49 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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