skinny southern baked beans recipe serves 6 and serving size is 3/4 cups this recipe is freezer friendly

Slimming down this southern favorite couldn’t be any easier! No cookout of mine is complete without the traditional southern baked beans, and my version uses a couple simple Skinny Swaps to give you all the southern-flavored goodness without all the sugar and fat! I lighten up classic versions of this recipe by using turkey bacon and sugar-free maple syrup. Don’t worry, the flavor is still amazing! If you are looking to use these baked beans as part of a family dinner rather than a big cookout or potluck, let me suggest pairing it with the Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. The two together make for a delicious, filling, warm dinner!

Skinny Southern Baked Beans

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: a generous 3/4 cup


  • 2 — 15 oz cans navy beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp turkey bacon, cooked + chopped
  • 3 Tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup reduced-sugar BBQ sauce (i used Stubb's® Original)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a medium size bowl, add navy beans, onion, maple syrup, salt, black pepper, tomato sauce, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Mix ingredients with a spoon and transfer beans to the baking dish.
  5. Top beans with BBQ sauce and chopped turkey bacon.
  6. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes, until bubbly and heated through.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (a generous 3/4 cup):

Calories: 205

Fat: 3g

Carbohydrates: 37g

Fiber: 7g

Protein: 9g

Sugars: 12g

Sodium: 1003mg

Vitamin A: 7%

Vitamin C: 8%

Calcium: 4%

Iron: 16%

WWP+: 5 points