Three words describe this dish to a T: comforting, simple and fast.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

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  • Top bread with Parmesan, place on a baking sheet and bake until the bread is crispy and the cheese is melted, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and beans and cook, stirring often, until the tomatoes are beginning to soften and the beans are heated through, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in spinach, pepper, salt and broth and cook, stirring constantly, until the spinach is just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in basil (or pesto). Spoon the bean-and-spinach mixture over the Parmesan toasts and serve hot.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: The spinach-and-bean mixture can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

280 calories; 10.9 g total fat; 1.8 g saturated fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 749 mg sodium. 499 mg potassium; 39.3 g carbohydrates; 11.8 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 14.2 g protein; 5293 IU vitamin a iu; 31 mg vitamin c; 97 mcg folate; 186 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 100 mg magnesium;

Reviews (15)

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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2012
Filling yet light and tasty I have tried this recipe several times now (with or without the bread) and I love it. Being a vegetarian this dish is great for its nutritional value (iron minerals dietary fiber). I often add nutmeg because it pairs up nicely with spinach. To alter it to your personal taste I suggest experimenting with herbs and spices. I like to add some cayenne pepper. Fast easy and delicious! Pros: low fat healthy delicious Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
My sister brought this to our dish-to-pass holiday party and it was awesome! We all loved it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This is so easy and really delicious. I used a little less garlic and added white wine for a little more flavor. Since we had leftover rice my husband chose to eat his on rice instead of toast. He loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This is a great easy healthy and tasty recipe. I eat vegetarian so this was perfect. My family loved it and it was even better the next day Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
When I first made this I didn't think it looked like anything special. Well I was wrong. It is delicious. Instead of thick pieces of toast I used thin multi grain buns split open and broiled them in the broiler with the cheese just for a few minutes.Then topped them with this awesome tomato bean mixture. These are really worth trying. They reheat the next day just great. Love em. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I made this because it was a meatless meal for lent; I knew my husband would like it. I was surprised to find out that my 15 year old son LOVED it! My 12 year old son did not rave about it but he did eat it. We all thought it was a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This dish looks great I may try it less the sodium. May use mrs. dash for seasoning instead. All that sodium can have your heart beating in your head! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
i uesd canned tomatoes and canned black beans i added mrs dach garlic powder and chli pepper spice blend and garlic blend topped with mozzarella cheese and brolied it for a few and served it with red pepper. it isdelicious i didnt have white beans so i used black beans drained yummy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was a very easy but still tasty meal. I would recommend letting the bean & tomato mixture sit off the heat for a few minutes before serving. It won't be as piping hot but the sauce will thicken and that makes it easy to sop up the juices. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I prepare a white bean cassolet with 3 cloves chopped garlic sauted in olive oil in microwave drain whole canned plum tomatoes cut up chopped parsley 3 sliced shallots cooked with garlic. Broil chicken sausage in toaster oven and drain and slice and place on top of casserole and reheat. Simpler and all in one pot. I might add spinach...but would dilute strong flavors. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This is a marvelous dish. Very tasty and easy to make. Low in calories high in protein. Perfecto - I give it a 5 star rating. Thank you Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I tried the recipe this afternoon. I didn't have any spinach but plenty of kale so I substituted the kale. It was so delicious I'm not certain I'll ever use spinach it's like a reduction of a wonderful Tuscan soup. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
We used organic whole wheat english muffins instead of the bread and I have to say that I was a little worried about the taste (even with the bread). But this is a great dish. Everyone in my family loves it even my 2 year old. And for as low in calories as it is you are suprisingly full after. Great recipe definately give it a try. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
The entire family loved this dish. We are trying to find tasty meatless meals that are quick to make. This definitely fit the bill. Our three kids all said this was a keeper and sometimes they are hard to please. I used multi-grain Ciabatta bread sliced in half topped with the cheese. It baked a little longer than the recipe said. I added a little extra pesto at the end too. We ate it in bowls rather than plates so as not to lose any of the delicious broth. Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Surprisingly Good! This was so good! I divided the recipe in half for two servings - I am not overly fond of spinach so instead of 5oz I used 2 1/2 oz. We've been working on controlling portion sizes and also eating less red meat and more fish and veggies and this is a keeper recipe. Growing up we used to love Heinz Baked Beans on Toast - well I think this is a much more healthier version and as equally tasty if not better! Pros: Quick to make Tasty Read More