Greek Baked Beans

By Rena |

This easy Greek Baked Beans recipe uses canned beans and a creamy sauce to make a healthy dish bursting with Greek flavors. Made with tomatoes, feta, and simple seasonings, this vegetarian breakfast recipe can be served on its own or alongside grilled meats or eggs. Plus we love that it is vegetarian-friendly and packed with protein and fiber. 

top view baked beans

If you have never tried Greek Baked Beans before, you are in for a treat. This vegetarian recipe uses large butter beans and cooks them in a creamy, flavorful sauce until they are super tender. The dish is very easy to make and is filled with every classic Greek flavor. 

Want to make it a full meal? Try pairing these Greek Baked Bean with our Greek Chicken Bake or our Grilled Chicken Gyro Sandwiches.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Healthy. Butter beans are filled with vitamin C, vitamin A, protein, and fiber. Combined with the olives, onions, garlic, and tomatoes, this dish is full of vital nutrients. 
  • Fast and easy. This recipe only requires about 15 minutes of hands-on time. A little bit of chopping, sauteing, and mixing is all you need before it goes in the oven to bake. 
  • Super flavorful. These Greek baked beans are filled with flavor from the tomatoes, olives, feta, and seasonings. These are classic Greek flavors that all compliment each other. 
spoon in vegetarian baked beans in a white dish

Ingredients You’ll Need

Extra virgin olive oil
Onions
Garlic cloves
Tomato passata
Ground cinnamon
Ground nutmeg
Dried oregano
Smoked paprika
Large butter beans (canned)
Kalamata olives
Feta
Flat-leaf parsley

Ingredients for Greek Baked Beans on counter

How to Make these Baked Beans – Step by Step

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. 
  • Saute aromatics. At the same time, preheat a large oven-proof frying pan over medium-low heat. Add oil and heat until hot. Add onion and garlic, then saute until slightly golden brown. 
  • Finish sauce. Stir in the tomato passata, cinnamon, nutmeg, oregano, and smoked paprika. Mix well and continue to cook until it forms a thick sauce, about 6-8 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper. 
Make the sauce for the baked beans
  • Add beans and olives. Transfer the sauce into a baking dish. Stir in the butter beans and pitted olives, gently mixing to combine.
Add the beans and olives to the sauce.
  • Add feta. Top with crumbled feta before baking.
  • Bake. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Garnish Your Greek Baked Beans with chopped parsley and enjoy!
Finished Greek Baked Beans in a white baking dish

FAQ’s and Tips

  • Tomato passata: This is essentially cooked tomato puree. If you can’t find tomato passata, substitute with tomato puree. 
  • Smoked paprika: Smoked paprika adds an extra depth of flavor. You can substitute with regular paprika, but it will have less flavor. 
  • Butter beans: These are also called lima beans. Use canned, large butter beans. You can substitute with corona or Gigante beans, but they are harder to find canned. 
  • Feta: Some feta comes in a block that you crumble yourself. You can also buy feta already crumbled. 
  • If you have a dutch oven, you can make the sauce on the stove, add the beans, and bake the dish all in one pot.
top view of baked beans with spoon in it

Can I use dried beans instead?

Dried beans take a different cooking process that this recipe does not include. If you would like to use dried beans, you will need to soak and cook them before starting this recipe.

Close up of Greek Baked Beans with spoon in baking dish

Can I make these in the slow cooker?

After you make the sauce and stir in the beans and olives, you can transfer the whole mixture to a slow cooker. Cook on low for 3-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours, or until the beans are completely heated through.

How to store baked beans?

Allow the beans to cool completely before storing. Then place in an air-tight container and store in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Can I freeze these beans?

Yes, you can freeze leftover Greek Baked Beans. Store in an air-tight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge, then reheat in the microwave or in the oven until heated through. Serve with fresh feta and parsley, if desired. 

Spoon in dish of Greek Baked Beans

Other Greek Recipes

close up baked beans in dish with greek granishes like feta cheese and olives

If you try a recipe and you like it, leave us some feedback in the comment section below, and don’t forget to rate it! We would love it if you shared it with friends and family.

Finally, please use our hashtag #healthyfitnessmeals on INSTAGRAM for a chance to be featured! FOLLOW Healthy Fitness Meals on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST | TWITTER for all of our latest blog posts and recipes.

top view baked beans

Greek Baked Beans

This easy Greek Baked Beans recipe uses canned beans and a creamy sauce to make a healthy dish bursting with Greek flavors.
0 from 0 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 small onions (or 1 medium) finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 15 oz can tomato passata
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 28 oz large butter beans 2 (14 oz) cans, drained and rinsed
  • cups kalamata olives pitted
  • cup feta crumbled
  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • At the same time preheat a large oven-proof frying pan over medium-low heat. Add oil and heat until hot.
  • Add onion and garlic, sauté until slightly golden brown.
  • Stir in the tomato passata, cinnamon, nutmeg, oregano, and smoked paprika. Mix well and cook until it forms into a thick sauce, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the sauce into a baking dish. Stir in the butter beans and pitted olives. Gently mix to combine.
  • Top with crumbled feta. Place the dish into the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy!

Notes

  • Tomato passata: This is essentially cooked tomato puree. If you can’t find tomato passata, substitute with tomato puree. 
  • Smoked paprika: Smoked paprika adds an extra depth of flavor. You can substitute with regular paprika, but it will have less flavor. 
  • Butter beans: These are also called lima beans. Use canned, large butter beans. You can substitute with corona or Gigante beans, but they are harder to find canned. 
  • Feta: Some feta comes in a block that you crumble yourself. You can also buy feta already crumbled. 
  • If you have a dutch oven, you can make the sauce on the stove, add the beans, and bake the dish all in one pot.
  • Storage: Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. 
  • Freezing: Freeze in an air-tight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in the oven or microwave. 

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 758mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 833IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 4mg
Tried this Recipe? Tag me Today!Mention @HealthyFitnessMeals or tag #HealthyFitnessMeals!

Reader Interactions

Leave A Reply

Recipe Rating