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5-Ingredient Recipes That Start with Canned Beans

A comforting dish doesn't have to be complicated. Each of these protein-packed recipes come together with a can of beans and four other ingredients (not counting basics like water, oil, salt or pepper).

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Sweet Potato & Bean QuesadillasTaste of Home

Sweet Potato & Bean Quesadillas

Sweet potatoes and black beans roll up together for a quesadilla that’s easy, fast, fun, and delicious. —Brittany Hubbard, St. Paul, Minnesota. Check out more easy and delicious Mexican recipes.

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Lemon-Garlic HummusTaste of Home

Lemon-Garlic Hummus

You’ll need just five ingredients to blend together this smooth and creamy bean dip. It’s delicious and quick to make. —Kris Capener, Ogden, Utah

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Ham and Bean StewTaste of Home

Ham and Bean Stew

You only need five ingredients to fix this thick and flavorful stew. It’s so easy to make and always a favorite with my family. I top bowls of it with a sprinkling of shredded cheese. —Teresa D’Amato, East Granby, Connecticut. Consider buying the ingredients from one of these 11 stores that have grocery delivery and pickup.

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Roasted Curry ChickpeasTaste of Home

Roasted Curry Chickpeas

Our home economists coat chickpeas with simple seasonings to make a low-fat snacking sensation. It rivals calorie-laden varieties sold in stores.

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White Beans and SpinachTaste of Home

White Beans and Spinach

This skillet side is a variation of a recipe I received from my Italian mother. I’ve prepared spinach this way for years—because my children eat it happily! —Lucia Johnson, Massena, New York. Check out these 35 essential recipes you should know by the time you’re 35.

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Pico de Gallo Black Bean SoupTaste of Home

Pico de Gallo Black Bean Soup

Everyone at my table goes for this feel-good soup. It’s quick when you’re pressed for time and beats fast food, hands down. —Darlis Wilfer, West Bend, Wisconsin

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Shredded Pork with BeansTaste of Home

Shredded Pork with Beans

A friend gave me this recipe, which my sons say is a keeper. For a change of pace, spoon the tasty filling into soft tortillas. —Sarah Johnston, Lincoln, Nebraska. Do you know about these easy fixes for the most common cooking disasters?

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Italian Sausage and Bean SoupTaste of Home

Italian Sausage and Bean Soup

The unusual blend of sausage and beans with coleslaw makes this soup for a cold winter night the definition of complete comfort food. The recipe doubles easily, so serve a crowd and pair with crusty bread and a tossed salad. —Stacey Bennett, Locust Grove, Virginia. Plus, check out this popular taco soup recipe that’s being viewed by more than 3,000 people a day.

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Hearty Beans and RiceTaste of Home

Hearty Beans and Rice

Filling, fast-fixing and fabulous flavor make this hefty dish sure to become a family favorite. —Barbara Musgrove, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

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Roasted Salmon & White Bean Spinach SaladTaste of Home

Roasted Salmon & White Bean Spinach Salad

No time for a healthy meal? Nonsense! This is a quick and nutritious dinner that’s done in just 25 minutes. —Frances Pietsch, Flower Mound, Texas. In addition, check out these recipes that are almost as easy as boiling water.

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Spicy Pumpkin & Corn SoupTaste of Home

Spicy Pumpkin & Corn Soup

A seriously quick dish, it can satisfy a hungry household in 15 minutes. My family loves sharing this soup with cornbread, or you can add a zesty kick with some Rotel. —Heather Rorex, Winnemucca, Nevada

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Salsa Skillet Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Salsa Skillet Pork Chops

There’s nothing better than turning out a super-quick skillet supper that totally delivers on a meal that’ll please the whole family on a busy weeknight. It’s a keeper. —Deanna Ellett, Boynton Beach, Florida. Next, check out these three-ingredient recipes that don’t require a trip to the grocery store.

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