Meal Extenders: Beans

If you read my previous post on Meal Extenders, you may remember that a meal extender is an ingredient you can add to a recipe to reduce the overall cost but increase the number of servings. In today’s article, I talk about the beautiful bean.

Beans are packed with healthy protein, carbs, and fiber, and they are loaded with vitamins and minerals. You can add beans to meatloaf, casseroles, desserts, and soups to make any meal go further.

When this recipe first came to me, I thought no way this would taste good together, but I was wrong! It couldn’t be easier to put together.

If you want to make this recipe vegetarian, leave out the tuna.

Tuna & White Bean Alfredo

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1 can tuna packed in water, drained
  • 1/2 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tsp chives, fresh or dried


Mix all ingredients except for chives together in a saucepan and heat. Serve over noodles or rice or my favoriteĀ Savory Oat Cake. Sprinkle with chives.
Keyword Easy

Other Bean Recipes:

Mexican Casserole

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