Black bean soup
Making soup using a can of beans is the ultimate pantry power move. This hearty black bean version is quick to whip together and makes for a satisfying midweek dinner that’s anything but boring.
Get the recipe for black bean soup here.
Cannellini beans and baby spinach with truffle cream sauce
Who ever said beans can’t feel fancy? This free-form lasagne not only comes together in under 30 minutes, but it’s mostly made up of pantry items. Swap the baby spinach for kale, or leave it out entirely.
Get the recipe for cannellini beans and baby spinach with truffle cream sauce here.
Three-bean potjie curry
For those times you want a curry in a hurry, look no further than this three-bean potjie. Play around with the mix of beans if you like, depending on what you’ve already got in the cupboard.
Get the recipe for three-bean potjie curry here.
Baked beans on toast with spicy chorizo and puréed coriander
Baked beans on toast will forever be our go-to quick comforting dinner, and this version just feels ever so slightly elevated.
Get the recipe for baked beans on toast with spicy chorizo and puréed coriander here.
Butter chicken-flavoured chickpea curry with home-made busted rotis
The most labour-intensive part of this recipe is making the rotis, which you can easily leave out if you can’t be bothered.
Get the recipe for butter chicken-flavoured chickpea curry with home-made busted rotis here.
Portuguese sardines with creamy cannellini beans and toast
Sardines are another budget-friendly pantry winner, and they work perfectly together in this super easy recipe.
Get the recipe for Portuguese sardines with creamy cannellini beans and toast here.