White Bean Spread

Leave the store-bought hummus on the shelves and prepare a batch of this super-simple slow cooker bean dip instead. Spread the finished product on sandwiches or serve with pita chips and vegetables for a healthyappetizer.

White Bean Spread
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
2 1/2 cups spread


  • 2 15 ounce cans Great Northern beans or cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained

  • ½ cup chicken broth or vegetable broth

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning (optional)

  • Assorted vegetables, multigrain snack chips, and/or toasted bagel chips


  1. In a 1-1/2-quart slow cooker combine beans, broth, oil, garlic, rosemary, and, if desired, lemon-pepper seasoning.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

  3. Slightly mash beans with a potato masher. Transfer bean spread to a serving bowl. Serve warm or at room temperature with vegetables and/or chips.

To Make Ahead:

Prepare as directed. Transfer bean spread to an airtight container; cover. Chill for up to 24 hours. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

31 Calories
1g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 69mg 1%
Folate, total 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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