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Homemade Baked Beans in Pan
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4.85 from 45 votes

Healthy Baked Beans

Navy (Haricot) Beans cooked in a smokey tomato sauce. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Servings: 3
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Amy


  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 - 2 teaspoon Spanish Smoked Paprika * See Notes
  • 300g (1 ⅓ cups) Passata
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Puree (Tomato Paste)
  • 60ml (¼ cup) Chicken / Vegetable Stock *See Notes
  • 300g (10.5oz) Can Haricot (Navy) beans (drained weight 195g/ 6.8oz) * See Notes


  • Heat oil in a sauce pan over a medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and allow to sizzle but be careful not to burn.
  • Reduce heat to low, add the smoked paprika and stir.
  • Add the passata, puree and stock and then simmer for around 20 mins (until the sharp taste of tomato has gone and the sauce has thickened.)
  • Add the beans and simmer for a further 10 mins.
  • Season to taste (SEE NOTES)


SMOKED PAPRIKA - Don’t be tempted to substitute this with a different paprika, it won’t taste the same.
CHICKEN / VEGETABLE STOCK - Use homemade chicken stock or very low salt stock if cooking for a baby / young child. You can also miss it out if you prefer. 
BEANS - If you can not find canned haricot/navy beans then you can replace them with cannellini or butter beans. Alternatively, you can buy dried navy beans but you will need to pre-soak and cook before using in this recipe. 
TASTE & SEASON - You may find you will want to balance out the flavour of the sauce (depending on the passata used) with a little salt and sugar. Start with a pinch and adjust to taste. (Do not add salt and sugar if cooking for a baby / young toddler) 
Nutritional Information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 12.9mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3.4mg