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Baked Beans For One

Sweet and savory baked beans made with just 1 can of beans. This simple small batch recipe yields the best tasting beans and they bake in just 30 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beans
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 2 quart saucepan


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil , plus 1/2 teaspoon for greasing the baking dish.
  • 1 slice bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 15.5-ounce can Cannellini or Great Northern beans , rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C) and set rack to middle rack position.
  • Heat olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp; remove bacon and set aside to drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Add chopped onions to the pan and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.
  • Stir in the beans and the remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally for 1 to 2 minutes, until mixture is heated through and beginning to simmer. Crumble the cooked bacon and stir the bacon pieces into the bean mixture.
  • Lightly grease a 5-inch baking dish (or use an oven-safe dish of similar size) with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. Pour beans and sauce into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg