Italian Butter Bean Bake

Italian Butter Bean Bake

This Italian Butter Bean Bake is a plant-based protein punch with all the warm feels from the marinara and herbs. Add this as a side or make it the main show.

  • Prep Time

    5 minutes

  • Total Time

    20 minutes

  • Servings


  • Freezer Friendly



  • 2 cans organic butter beans
  • 2 organic garlic cloves
  • ½ cup white onion, chopped
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cup pasta or marinara sauce
  • ½ cup Basiltops vegan pesto
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (vegan option: Daiya cheese)


  1. Rinse and drain butter beans
  2. In a pan on medium high heat, sweat minced garlic cloves and sauté onions in olive oil.   Stir continuously until onions are translucent and the garlic is aromatic
  3. Pour baked beans into sautéed pan and stir to warm. Allow onion, garlic, and olive oil to mix thoroughly with beans for 2-5 minutes.
  4. Transfer beans to bottom of baking dish.
  5. Cover with your favorite pasta or marinara sauce.
  6. Place spoonful sized toppings of pesto over the beans.
  7. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and place in broiler or oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.