Yes, I am suggesting cooking dried beans from scratch, but if you make this dish for 4 then you have another serving to eat a couple of nights later (and this is one of those dishes whose flavour improves as it sits in the fridge).
In a pinch for an easy potluck recipe? Bake a basket of these buttery nutmeg and black pepper popovers from Bon Appetit. Your friends will search for any excuse to "pop over" for another bite of these fluffy dreams. Nutmeg and Black Pepper