Creamy white beans are cooked in vegetable broth and absorb the flavors of garlic, dried tomatoes and shaved Asiago cheese. For a complementary crunch, partner this side dish with toasted, buttered baguette slices.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

15 mins
3 hrs 45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine drained beans, vegetable broth and garlic (see Tip).

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

  • If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in tomatoes. Cover and cook about 15 minutes more or until tomatoes are heated through.

  • To serve, top individual servings with cheese. If desired, top with pine nuts.


Tips: To toast pine nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; protein 16.1g 32% DV; carbohydrates 37.7g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 11.7g 47% DV; sugars 0.8g; fat 9g 14% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 10mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 480.5IU 10% DV; vitamin c 34.1mg 57% DV; folate 7.7mcg 2% DV; calcium 146.3mg 15% DV; iron 3.2mg 18% DV; magnesium 27.2mg 10% DV; potassium 853.6mg 24% DV; sodium 788.9mg 32% DV.