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White Bean Mash With Rosemary and Lemon

The easiest white bean mash made with cannellini beans, rosemary, lemon and garlic. A super quick and healthy alternative to mashed potatoes.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • 30 oz (840g) 30oz cannellini beans , pre-cooked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 small bunch rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water or stock (optional)


  • Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a large pan and saute the garlic and rosemary for a few seconds, don't let the garlic brown.
  • Add the cannellini beans with the lemon juice, zest, another tablespoon of olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Cook the beans for 2-3 minutes, then start to mash them with a fork.
  • At this point you can decide what consistency you'd like the bean mash to be. I like to mash around half of the beans for a rustic style mash. For a creamy consistency add a splash of water or stock (around 1/2cup/125ml) and mash them all with a fork until creamy.


Nutrition Facts
White Bean Mash With Rosemary and Lemon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 953mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 15.6%
Iron 34.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 953mg | Fiber: 10g | Vitamin C: 1.4% | Calcium: 15.6% | Iron: 34.9%