Oven baked Giant White Beans (Gigantes sto fourno)

These past few days I have been following a free on-line Food Blogger Bootcamp from Food Blogger Pro, if  you have a moment check out there site fellow food bloggers..:) I followed this because I consider myself to still be knew to all of this, and I knew that I would learn some new tips and tricks that as a food blogger would be helpful to me.   I truly enjoyed the Bootcamp so thank you so much Food Blogger Pro!!!   😉  I have not been able to read everyones posts so I am a bit behind,  I am hoping to catch up on my reading soon.  🙂

I had a small batch of Giant White Beans left in my pantry that we  bought in a small town outside of Athens while we were visiting friends on vacation last year.  They come from a region in Northern Greece called Prespa (Prespes). A beautiful part of Greece that has a gorgeous lake along with some of the most rarest fish and birds that you will love if your a Nature Lover!! 🙂  It is absolutely worth the trip!! 🙂   This area grows the best  beans and most of which are organic.    There is a very small fruit and vegetable market in the town that I mentioned that sells  these beans, so when its time to head back to NL we stop by for some last minute food (beans) shopping. 

This is such a  healthy, delicious, vegetarian meal full of Fibers and Protein! If you find some in your area try out this recipe, I am sure you will love it!!



  • 300 grams Giant White Beans soaked in water overnight
  • 1 Leek diced
  • 1 Carrot diced
  • 1 Bell Peppers chopped
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 800 grams Chicken Broth
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste optional
  • 4 fresh Tomatoes grated
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sweet Paprika optional


  1. Soak bean in water overnight. The following morning drain and add into a large pot of water. I boil the beans and drain the water they have been boiled in 2 times before cooking them.
  2. Add 1/2 of the Olive Oil into a pot and toss in the carrot, leek and sauté. Continue by adding the tomato paste and stir.
  3. Add the Chicken broth, if you don’t have any you can use the same amount of water.
  4. Add in grated tomatoes and cook for about 15 minutes before adding in the beans.
  5. Add in beans, sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, bay leaves and cook for 1/2 in pot. Pre-heat oven at 180 degrees and in a large baking pan add in the beans along with the Olive Oil that was left over. Bake in oven for 1 1/2 hrs. or until beans have soften, and sauce has thicken.
  6. Serve either as a main dish or a side dish…it really is up to you. 🙂

Comments (20)

  • PantryPortfolio 2 years ago Reply
    I've tried to make these once before and they were so tasty! I love your idea of adding leeks. I'll try that next time as well. Also, how did you sign up for the bootcamp? That sounds like something I'd enjoy. Thanks! -Deb
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Hi Deb and thank you so much. To be honest I prefer Leek instead of Onions :)..I try to do as much research as I can on Food Blogging and I came across Food Blogger Pro a while back..I received an email from them about this bootcamp. I would like to become a member but at the moment I can't :(...Check out their site it is Food Blogger Pro :) Sophie
  • Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 2 years ago Reply
    Not the biggest fan of beans, but this is healthy and I'll have to bookmark this recipe as well.
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
  • Megala 2 years ago Reply
    I love anything with beans, this looks awesome !
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Awww Megala :) Thank you so much once again for your kind words. Huge hugssss
  • mistimaan 2 years ago Reply
    Loved it
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thanks P!!!!! :)
  • mynewsdrive 2 years ago Reply
    Looks Yummy :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you so much!! :)
  • I love beans and love learning new ways to cook them. Thank you so much. It's a good thing I don't live any where near you. I'd bring groceries every day, and your hubby would be saying, "Does Margaret have to eat with us every day?" ;);):)
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    hahahahahahahahahahaha....I would have loved having you as a neighbor Margaret....:) Because I already have you as a friend :)
  • dtills 2 years ago Reply
    Looks tasty Sophie, and food blogging bootcamp? That sounds like something I need to do! :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Hi Dee dee1!! look into Food Blogger Pro...bootcamp is finished now, but become a member if youcan they are very good. I will absolutely register I think after May....for now I can't :(
    dtills 2 years ago
    Will do!
    foodzesty 2 years ago
  • Love beans and it them regularly! Yummy dish Sophie!😋
  • Great beans recipe, Sophie! 💞🙃 I can eat them all the time and mainly my husband
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thanks sweet Vero Huge hugssss

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