3-Ingredient White Bean & Pesto Risotto


Amp up the protein and flavor of a box of risotto by adding some roasted white beans and prepared pesto. You'll be amazed how delicious it is when you combine these three easy ingredients!

3-ingredient risotto
Photo: Sara Haas
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 (5.5-ounce) box Parmesan-style risotto

  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for pan

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • ¼ cup prepared pesto


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and coat a large rimmed baking sheet lightly with olive oil.

  2. Prepare risotto according to package directions.

  3. Meanwhile, toss beans with oil, salt and pepper and spread out on the prepared pan. Roast, stirring once halfway through, until lightly browned, about 20 minutes.

  4. Divide the cooked risotto among 4 bowls. Top with roasted beans and drizzle with pesto.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

322 Calories
12g Fat
44g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 349IU 7%
Sodium 778mg 34%
Potassium 387mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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