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Canned White Beans

Think canned cannellini beans are no match for dried beans cooked from scratch? Today’s canning processes might just prove that notion full of beans.

What We Learned

We go through a lot of cannellini beans in the test kitchen. Their creamy texture and mildly nutty flavor round out soups, casseroles, pasta dishes, and salads, and they make appealing dips. Our readers love them, too. Seventy-one percent say that they regularly buy cannellini beans, outstripping the next two most popular white beans: great Northern and navy. We’ve always appreciate...

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