Hearty, filling, and made in under 20 minutes, these Marry Me Tuscan Beans will quickly become part of your dinner rotation! Creamy beans are mixed with sun-dried tomatoes and the most delicious Marry Me sauce. These are a fun take on the classic Marry Me Chicken dish, but a great plant-based, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free option!

A pot of marry me tuscan beans with vegan parmesan.

Marry me chicken recipes have taken the internet by storm and for good reason. What’s not to love about a one-pot dish that’s easy, creamy, and packed with flavor!? I’ve been seeing tons of variations of the popular dish, such as marry me salmon and marry me tofu. After realizing I had one too many cans of beans piling up in my pantry, I was set out to find a fun way to use them and thus, Marry Me Tuscan Beans were born!

They’re creamy, packed with flavor, and a great way to get in the benefits of nutrient-dense, fiber-packed beans without have to be boring! 😉 It’s super hearty, filling, and comes together in under 20 minutes.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Makes a great one-pot weeknight meal! Less pots, less dishes!
  • This dish is plant-based, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
  • It’s packed with protein and fiber for a healthy gut!
  • It’s versatile!
  • Cheap & easy!
  • Packed with flavor – you’ll want it on repeat!
  • Makes a great vegetarian and vegan meal prep!

Marry Me Tuscan Beans Recipe Video

Ingredients to make marry me beans

  • Beans: Great northern beans, butter beans, canellini beans, navy beans – any white beans work great here! I don’t recommend using chickpeas for this recipe. Beans are a great source of plant-based protein, while being packed with fiber that’ll keep you full and satisfied.
  • Vegan butter. grass-fed butter, or ghee: Either works here. This adds flavor to the recipe – don’t skip it!
  • Oil-packed Sun-dried tomatoes: A staple for Tuscan dishes! Oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes are superior for this recipe, compared to dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes as they stay moist and plump. Be sure to purchase high-quality sun-dried tomatoes for the best flavor! I get them at Trader Joes!
  • Spinach or Arugula: This not only adds extra veggies and nutrition to the recipe, but also a pop of color! I love using Arugula to get in extra cruciferous veggies and is a great anti-inflammatory option!
  • Spices: Garlic cloves, oregano, Sea salt, pepper, nutritional yeast (optional, but yum!), red pepper flakes
  • Full-fat Canned Coconut milk: If you can’t tolerate coconut, you can substitute cream.
  • Broth: You can use bone broth to add extra gut-health benefits and protein or use your favorite veggie broth.
  • Fresh basil & Vegan or regular parmesan cheese: I like to use the brand VioLife Parmesan for a dairy-free cheese option, however you can use full-dairy cheese!
A pot of vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free marry me tuscan beans.

How to make marry me beans

Equipment

  • Large pan: I could not recommend my Our Place Cast Iron Always pan more! It’s incredible and worked amazing for this recipe – and the colors are SO CUTE.

Steps

  • Make the flavor base: Add the butter, garlic, and spices to a large pan, cooking a minute or two.
  • Add the fillings: Add in the beans, tomatoes, greens, and remaining ingredients to create the creamy filling. Cook a few minutes.
  • Finish it off and serve! Once the beans are creamy and heated through, serve! I like to top mine with fresh basil and parmesan. You can also add an extra splash of cream if you’d like!

What to serve with marry me beans

  • Serve with a slice of my paleo sandwich bread, toasted! Great for dipping!
  • Toasted sourdough
  • Protein of choice: To up the protein content of the meal, feel free to serve with chicken breast, salmon, etc.
  • Serve with a side salad.
  • Serve it over spaghetti squash.
  • Serve it over rice.

Recipe variations

  • Tofu – Add in some crispy air fried tofu!
  • Salmon – If you want to add some extra protein to the recipe, top with a salmon filet!
  • Chicken breast – Feel free to add some rotisserie chicken, a baked chicken breast, or even chicken thighs. You can serve them on the side as well.
  • Add veggies! You can add in roasted vegetables like zucchini, cauliflower rice, or summer squash.

FAQ’s

  • Can you use fresh tomatoes? As you can see in the video above, I ended up using some fresh cherry tomatoes. I only did this because when filming this content, I didn’t realize that I didn’t have enough sun-dried tomatoes left. They did work, however they do NOT turn out as yummy as using sun-dried tomatoes.
  • What if my beans end up too thick? Simply add more cream! If you cook the beans too long, they may thicken too much. Simply add in a little extra cream at a time with the heat on low, until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • How to store leftover marry me beans: This will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days! Simply reheat when ready to enjoy – you can add an extra splash of cream if they’re too thick for your liking.
  • Can you freeze leftovers? No, I don’t recommend freezing it. The cream and beans become icy when frozen and doesn’t reheat well!

More healthy meals to try

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Marry Me Tuscan Beans

Hearty, filling, and made in under 20 minutes, these Marry Me Tuscan Beans will quickly become part of your dinner rotation! Creamy beans are mixed with sun-dried tomatoes and the most delicious Marry Me sauce. These are a fun take on the classic Marry Me Chicken dish, but a great plant-based, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free option!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5 -6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans white beans *See notes
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter, grass-fed butter, or ghee
  • 1/2 cup broth of choice
  • 1 cup chopped arugula or spinach
  • 3/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk/cream *or sub regular heavy cream
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot flour/starch
  • 1/2 tsp each: pepper, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup vegan or dairy parmesan
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Heat a cast iron pan or large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the butter, garlic, and spices, letting it cook for a minute or two.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients besides the coconut milk and tapioca starch. Give everything a good stir, letting it come to a small simmer. Add a splash of broth and the tapioca starch together in a small bowl, mixing until combined and no large lumps remain. Add it to the pan, along with the coconut cream. cook a few minutes until it's thickened a little and creamy. If it's too thick for you, just add a little extra broth or milk.
  • Once it's to your liking (you can taste it and adjust spices as needed), then serve! I like to top mine with fresh basil and parmesan. You can also add an extra splash of cream if you'd like!

Notes

*I used great northern beans, but butter beans, canellini beans, navy beans, any white beans will work!
Couldn’t recommend my Our Place cast iron pan more! it worked great for this recipe!
    • How to store leftover marry me beans: This will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days! Simply reheat when ready to enjoy – you can add an extra splash of cream if they’re too thick for your liking.
    • Can you freeze leftovers? No, I don’t recommend freezing it. The cream and beans become icy when frozen and doesn’t reheat well!
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