White Beans with Tomatoes and Garlic

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This White Beans recipe is so simple, yet so delicious! Cannellini beans cooked with tomatoes, garlic, and chicken broth make for one tasty side dish. It’s perfect for holidays or easy weeknight meals!

white beans with tomatoes and garlic in a large skillet

White Beans Recipe

This white beans recipe with tomatoes and garlic is such a great side dish for just about any occasion. It works for big holiday feasts, nice dinners at home, or just for a quick add on to weeknight meals.

I love the simplicity of this recipe. It’s super easy to make and yet it tastes amazing. All you need is a few pantry staples and you’re ready to go.

This veggie dish is the perfect thing to add to the table on Thanksgiving or Easter because the flavors blend so well with everything else. It tastes so good with turkey or ham! 

I’d actually really like this as a simple appetizer too. Throw in some nice crusty bread for dipping and you’ve really got in made. 

This White Beans with Tomatoes and Garlic recipe makes the perfect side dish for all occasions!

white beans and tomatoes in a skillet, surrounded by pieces of bread

a skillet filled with white bean and tomatoes, with two slices of bread

Easy Side Dish Recipe

I could always use more easy side dishes to add to the rotation, especially around the holidays. Something simple, but incredibly delicious. This white bean recipe is exactly that! It only takes about 20-30 minutes to make, but it’s filled with flavor. The mix of beans, tomatoes, garlic, and more just tastes so good!


  • Cannellini Beans
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Sage
  • Chicken Broth
  • Parsley
  • Sugar
  • Bacon  (optional)

Are white beans and cannellini beans the same thing?

Cannellini beans are a type of white bean. Navy Beans and Great Northern Beans are also included in the white bean category. 

overhead view of a pan filled with tomatoes, white beans, and garlic

blue skillet filled with white beans and tomatoes

How to Make White Beans with Tomatoes and Garlic

This might be one of the easiest side dishes you make all year! All you really have to do is throw everything into a skillet and let it all cook together. 

  1. Start by heating up some olive oil in the skillet, then add in the sage and garlic and gently shake it up a bit (don’t stir).
  2. Reduce heat and cook about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add in the diced tomatoes and salt. Let it simmer for about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add in chicken broth, sugar, and pepper, and cook until the broth starts to boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low. Add in the beans and let it simmer 18-20 minutes (until liquid evaporates).
  6. Removed from heat and stir in the parsley. 

Serve it while hot, top it with bacon bits if you want, and drizzle some more olive oil over the top. 

white beans with garlic and tomatoes in a pan with bread

White Beans with Tomatoes and Garlic is the perfect savory side dish. It goes with everything and tastes amazing. You’re going to love it!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make White Beans with Tomatoes and Garlic. Enjoy!

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Becky Hardin
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