Tuscan White Bean Soup

Hey y’all…today I’m sharing with you a favorite soup recipe. By favorite I mean I make a pot of this Tuscan White Bean Soup every other week during the Fall and Winter. It’s loaded with flavor and it’s versatile depending on my mood.

 

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Sometimes I add leftover chicken, other times I don’t puree the beans. The base of the soup always remains the same.

Here’s what you need…

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packaged peeled baby carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-15 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 - 32 ounce box chicken broth - I prefer the Tuscan Broth
  • 1 cup of cooked Ditalini pasta
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1 - 5 ounce package baby spinach, chopped
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions

In 4-quart stock pot, saute carrots and onion in 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Using a blender or immersion blender roughly blend beans with the juice. Add beans, broth, and seasoning to stock pot. Bring to a boil and reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chopped spinach. Add cooked pasta.

Remove from heat. Ladle soup into bowls and top with shaved Parmesan, sprinkle with pepper.

**Optional - top with 1 tablespoon of cooked bacon or prosciutto. **

Makes 4 servings.

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Tuscan White Bean Soup

We love the garnish of smokey bacon and shaved Parmesan.

Tuscan White Bean Soup

For a truly Tuscan dish, drizzle a bit of olive oil over the soup before serving.

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Adding the ditalini pasta gives the soup more substance and makes it a more hearty soup.

Tuscan White Bean Soup

 

Honey Bee loves crackers when he eats soup, but I prefer a slice of toasted Italian bread.

I hope you give this delicious recipe a try. Remember, it freezes well if you decide to make a double batch.

Here’s other soup favorites:

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Northern Bean Spinach Soup

Until tomorrow…

XO~Vicki

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