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Easy Greek Butter Beans

Easy Greek Butter Beans

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Greek Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan


These budget-friendly Easy Greek Butter Beans are infused with traditional Greek herbs and spices creating a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more.



Skillet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup yellow onions, fine dice
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper, small dice
  • 1 – [ 28 oz. can ] crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (+/-)
  • ¼ + 1/8 teaspoon baking soda (optional) *
  • 2 – [ 15.5 oz. cans ] butter beans, drained and rinsed *
  • 1 Tablespoon white miso (optional) *
  • 2 ½ to 3 cups chopped fresh baby spinach * 

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons dried oregano (+/-)
  • Pinch to ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (+/-)
  • Pinch to 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (+/-)
  • ¼ to 1 teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *

Serving Ideas:

  • Boiled, baked, roasted potatoes
  • Cooked pasta
  • Steamed rice
  • Crusty bread/flatbread


  1. Place the Spice/Herb Ingredients in a small bowl, mix well, set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, add the finely diced onions and green bell peppers, sauté over medium-high heat for 4 minutes, then add ¼ cup water to water sauté for several minutes.
  3. Then lower the heat to medium, add the minced garlic, sauté, stir constantly for one minute.
  4. Then add all the remaining Skillet Ingredients (except the butter beans, spinach, and baking soda) and the Spice/Herb Mix to the skillet, stir to incorporate, bring the mixture to a boil, add the baking soda, then immediately lower to a simmer. Add the butter beans and spinach, stir to incorporate, then simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.
  5. Serving ideas:  Serve over steamed rice, boiled or baked potatoes, cooked pasta, or with crusty bread or flatbread.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.   

*Servings:  4-5