Baked Bean Casserole


This tangy, quick and easy baked bean casserole is a great alternative to the sugary canned beans you see on grocery store shelves. These beans are well balanced and can feature your favorite barbecue sauce.

Baked Bean Casserole
Photo: Photographer: Victor Protasio, Food Stylist: Karen Rankin
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 4 center-cut bacon slices, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion

  • ¾ cup barbecue sauce

  • ½ cup low-sodium ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added navy or great northern beans, rinsed


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; add bacon and cook, stirring often, until crispy, about 5 minutes. Transfer the bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate.

  3. Add onion to the drippings in the pan; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in barbecue sauce, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire, pickle juice, garlic powder and paprika; bring to a simmer. Stir in beans until well combined.

  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish; sprinkle with bacon. Bake until bubbly and thickened, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

To make ahead

Prepare through Step 3 and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days before baking. Cover and refrigerate baked casserole for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

138 Calories
2g Fat
27g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size about 1/2 cup
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 5g 10%
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 385IU 8%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 25mcg 6%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 36mg 9%
Potassium 325mg 7%
Zinc 2mg 18%

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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