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Summer Side Dish Ideas: Healthy Baked Beans Recipe featured by top US wellness blogger, Elizabeth Finch Wellness

Healthy Baked Beans Recipe (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian)

These healthy baked beans are the perfect summer side dish and are made without all the sugar found in most baked beans recipes. I love them as a main meal, too!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 213 kcal


  • 2 15-oz cans white beans (I used Great Northern), rinsed and drained
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce (I used Annie's Organic)
  • 1 6-oz can tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar (I used coconut sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 6 oz water


  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Place the rinsed and drained beans and diced onion and peppers into a 9x13 baking dish. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the yellow mustard, worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, sugar, maple syrup, smoked paprika, turmeric, garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper to taste. Fill the empty tomato paste can up with water (6 oz) and add it to the mixture. Whisk all the ingredients together until well combined and emulsified.
  • Pour the sauce mixture over the beans and veggies and use a large spoon to mix well, ensuring everything is coated well with the sauce. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, and bake for an hour.
  • Remove the aluminum foil from the dish and bake for another 30 minutes.