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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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 252kcal
Author Rena


  • 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


  • 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!


  • 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. 


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