White Bean, Spinach and Couscous Bake

White Bean, Spinach And Couscous Bake Recipe

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Carolyn Haas


This is inspired by a recipe from a gluten-free website. You can used brown-rice couscous if gluten is an issue. Couscous, or kuskus is common in Turkey, as well as other areas bordering the Mediterranean.


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15 Min
45 Min


  • 1 c
    couscous, prepared according to package directions
  • 1 large
    yellow onion, diced
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 can(s)
    fire roasted tomatoes (14.5oz) drained, reserve liquid
  • 15 oz
    white beans (14.5 oz will do)
  • 1/4 c
    fresh basil, plus additional for garnish
  • 1/3 c
    pine nuts or walnuts, broken into small pieces
  • 5 c
    baby spinach
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • ·
    black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 c
    crumbled feta cheese

How to Make White Bean, Spinach and Couscous Bake


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Gently saute the onion until tender about 4-5 minutes then add the minced garlic and saute 2-3 minutes more until softened and onions are translucent.
  2. Add the drained fire roasted tomatoes and crush any large chunks. Add the white beans and allow to cook for 5-7 minutes or until beans are warmed through, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the fresh spinach and gently turn and toss so that it will start to wilt, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl combine half of the precooked couscous, reserved tomato juice, minced basil, nuts, salt and pepper; mix thoroughly.
  5. Fold the bean and tomato mixture into the couscous mixture until combined then spread half of it into the bottom of a shallow baking dish or individual ramekins. Sprinkle the feta evenly over the dish then top with the remaining couscous mixture.
  6. Cover the dish with foil and bake 15-25 minutes until warmed through and bubbly. At the very end of the cooking time uncover the baking dish and put it under the broiler just to lightly brown the top, 1-2 minutes.

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About White Bean, Spinach and Couscous Bake

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #walnuts #turkish

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