Green Goddess White Beans


This one-pot, meal-in-a-bowl bean stew is inspired by green goddess dressing: tangy, lightly creamy and assertively herbal. The dish is packed with greenery, but relies on pantry staples like frozen spinach and jarred artichokes, making it well suited to any season. Giant white beans work especially well, but you can also use smaller varieties, like navy. If making that substitution, decrease the broth to 4 1/2 cups and start checking for doneness around 3 hours.

a recipe photo of the Green Goddess Beans with Spinach & Artichokes
Photo: Photographer: Brittany Conerly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 pound large white beans, such as butter beans, lima beans or gigante beans, soaked overnight and drained

  • 10 large cloves garlic, smashed and chopped

  • 5 cups unsalted chicken broth

  • 2 anchovy fillets, finely minced to a paste

  • 1 medium shallot, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained

  • 1 (10 ounce) bag frozen cut spinach

  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • Garlic croutons for garnish


  1. Combine drained beans, garlic, broth, anchovies, shallot and salt in a 6- to 8-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on High until the beans are creamy and tender, about 4 hours.

  2. Turn the heat to Low and stir in artichokes, spinach, chives, parsley and tarragon. Cover and cook until heated through, about 10 minutes more. Turn off heat and stir in sour cream. Serve in bowls, topped with croutons, if desired.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 2 days.


6- to 8-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
3g Fat
34g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Vitamin A 3887IU 78%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 133mcg 33%
Vitamin K 134mcg 112%
Sodium 512mg 22%
Calcium 177mg 14%
Iron 5mg 28%
Magnesium 93mg 22%
Potassium 815mg 17%
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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