Parmesan-White Bean Dip

Parmesan-White Bean Dip

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Looking for an Italian appetizer? Then surprise your guests with this wonderful Parmesan and cannellini beans dip flavored with herbs - ready in 25 minutes!

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tablespoon canola or soybean oil
cloves garlic, finely chopped
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crumbled
can (19 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
to 1/3 cup chicken broth or white wine
tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (4 ounces)
cups assorted cut-up fresh vegetables
  1. Heat oil in heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook garlic and rosemary in oil 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until garlic is light golden. Remove from heat.
  2. Add cannellini beans and broth to saucepan. Partially mash beans with potato masher. Stir in parsley. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until bean mixture is thoroughly heated. Stir in cheese until melted. Serve warm with vegetables.
Makes 14 Servings (2 tablespoons and 1/2 cup vegetables each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
“Yoga has been very good for me; I’ve become stronger and more flexible from it. Best of all, it has a comforting effect on my mind and is a comfort to my soul. Another thing that’s important for me is to have a creative outlet, and preparing this easy recipe does it for me.” Sherry L.
A Note from the Nutritionist:
Many dips made with sour cream or mayonnaise are high in fat. Using beans as a base for this dip keeps the fat low and gives you the added benefit of fiber. For more fiber and added nutrients, dunk carrot and celery sticks or green bell pepper slices into this dip. You can also use pita wedges or crackers for dipping; just check the label for the amount of fat and calories.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 3 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 190mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 8g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.