You have heard of mashed potatoes and mashed cauliflower, but what about mashed butter beans

Mashed Butter Beans

I first heard of mashed butter beans just a couple of months ago.  My mom was just released from the hospital and my sister was at their home making them meals.  I spoke with my dad one night and he mentioned how he loved mashed butter beans.  The food blogger in the family had never heard of such a thing.  Once again my sister had won in developing tasty food recipes.  Not only was she at their home preparing meals but my dad was actually liking her healthy food options.

Fast forward a couple of months, I have completely forgotten about this dish.  We load up our vehicle and go visit them for the weekend.  She already made tasty chile relleno rustico and now she had made mashed butter beans.  It was TIME for me to finally try these infamous mashed butter beans.  Not only did I eat them all off my plate but Olivia devoured a couple of spoonfuls too.  She actually ate my sisters food and didn’t spit it out like she did on my pureed carrots and green beans.  The best thing about this side dish is that it can be made in 10 minutes or less.  You no longer have to wait for potatoes to boil to enjoy this tasty dish.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Mashed Butter Beans

Mashed Butter Beans


3 cups water
2 16oz. cans large butter beans
1/4 cup plus extra 1 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper


Bring the water to a boil in a medium size pot. Rinse and drain the butter beans and add them to the boiling water. Cook for 5 minutes.

Drain the water and add the beans to a food processor. Add the cream and cheese to the processor. Blend until it reaches a smooth consistency and then season with salt and pepper.

*You may substitute the cream with milk*

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11 comments on “Mashed Butter Beans”

  1. Confession, I have never had butter beans. Well, that I know of at least! These look great though so I must give them a try soon!

  2. True story here too – I’ve never had them either!! But I think I need to start!

  3. I’m with the other commenters – I’ve never had butter beans… but these look like hummus, so I’m down for a try 🙂

  4. I’ve never heard of these either but I LOVE butter beans so I’m definitely trying this ASAP!

  5. Do wha? I’ve never heard of these little fellows. I seriously need to give them a try!

  6. Meagan, these beans sound delicious. I never thought to mash them before. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Yum!

  7. This looks like a fabulous and healthy dish!!

  8. I could SO hang with a bowl of that! And Olivia! I’ll share with her! 🙂

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