Butter bean and sage mash recipe

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  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 140 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Butter beans offer a tasty, nourishing alternative to potatoes and this quick and easy mash recipe, from television cook and author Jo Pratt, is great for cooking on a budget. Flavoured with sage, it's the perfect side dish to a hearty Sunday roast dinner.

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and add the garlic and chopped sage. Cook gently for about 1 minute until the garlic is softened but not coloured.

Add the butter beans and stock. Increase the heat and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently until the beans are hot. Use a potato masher or fork, to break down the beans to a chunky mash.

Stir in the lemon zest, season to taste and stir through the cream for a richer finish, if you like.

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This delicious recipe comes from Jo Pratt and is part of our roast series. We've asked some of our favourite chefs and foodies to share their recipes and tips for creating the perfect Sunday roast – from a healthy twist to the perfect roast to serve a crowd. Watch the full video here.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped sage
  • 3 x 400g tins butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 200ml (7fl oz) vegetable stock
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 4 tbsp double cream (optional)
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  • Energy 583kj 140kcal 7%
  • Fat 7.7g 11%
  • Saturates 3.1g 15%
  • Sugars 1.2g 1%
  • Salt 0.1g 2%

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Carbohydrate 10.3g Protein 5g Fibre 4.9g


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