Creamy bean mash

Creamy bean mash

I’ve been making this creamy bean mash for years now when I’m short on time and want mash.  Delicious and something you can rustle up quickly!

Ingredients for 2 servings

240g cannelloni beans (drained weight)
6ml olive oil
100g onion, sliced
75g creme fraiche, reduced fat
salt & pepper

(Example ingredient amounts given, adjust accordingly to your requirements)


  • Place a medium frying pan onto the heat and add the olive oil.
  • Add the onion to the pan and take a few minutes to soften them.
  • Add the drained beans to the pan along with 2 tablespoons of water and cover with a lid.
  • Reduce the heat so that the onions and beans can cook out and soften.
  • After a few minutes remove the lid and add the creme fraiche to the pan and while you stir the creme fraiche in, start the mash the beans with the back of your wooden spoon.
  • When the mash is thick and creamy, season to taste and serve.


  • I always use white onions for this mash as red would look strange.
  • Substitute onions for leeks for a subtle flavour change.
  • Butterbeans works really well for this recipe too!
Nella Foulds
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