Butter beans are ideal for soups, casseroles, salads and pates. Blend them into your favourite soup recipes for a smooth velvety texture. Use in vegan chilli instead of red kidney beans.
A 1/2-cup serving of butter beans has 96 calories. Carbohydrates contribute 66 calories, protein accounts for 23 calories and fat provides the remaining 7 calories. A serving of butter beans provides 4.8 percent of the daily value for calories, assuming a daily diet of 2,000 calories. A 1/2-cup serving of canned butter beans has 25 percent of the daily value for thiamine. It also has 10 percent of the daily value for vitamin C, 8 percent of the daily value for riboflavin and 2 percent of the daily value for vitamin A.