Creamy 20-Minute Tuscan White Bean Soup Recipe Is Simple Done Right by Donna John

Creamy 20-Minute Tuscan White Bean Soup Recipe Is Simple Done Right

Bean soup is one of the most searched recipes on the internet. Want to be out of the kitchen and at the dinner or lunch table in about 20 minutes? This healthy white bean soup recipe has just a few simple ingredients, is packed with flavor and requires minimal prep.

To make this easy vegetarian Tuscan white bean soup recipe you only need eight ingredients (seven if you skip the kale). Here is your short shopping list: olive oil, garlic, canned cannellini beans, vegetable or chicken broth, dried or fresh rosemary, dried or fresh thyme, crushed red pepper flakes and kale (or spinach). The gluten-free soup cooks up in about 15 minutes on the stovetop.

Serve this protein-rich Mediterranean-inspired bean soup with toasted baguette slices or croutons. To fancy it up, drizzle with a little olive oil before serving. A wonderful addition to a Mediterranean Diet

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Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • Don't have kale? Don't add it. Or try spinach or your favorite greens.
  • If you don't have a regular blender, use an immersion blender.
  • Use vegetable broth for a vegan lunch or dinner.
  • Store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Puree one can of the cannellini beans (undrained) in a blender until smooth. Drain and rinse the other two cans.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a soup pot. Add the garlic and cook about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the pureed cannellini beans, rinsed and drained beans, broth, rosemary, thyme and red pepper flakes, to taste.
  4. If using, add the chopped kale to the pot.
  5. Simmer, stirring often, about 15 minutes. Season with black pepper and salt, to taste. If you want the soup creamier, mash up some of the beans to help thicken it. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 318

Total Fat: 6.2g

Saturated Fat: 1.7g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 281mg

Total Carbohydrate: 52.5g

Dietary Fiber: 23.8g

Total Sugars: 1.8g

Protein: 16.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 536mg

Iron: 15mg

Potassium: 1044mg

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Donna John
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds , thought about you while I was making this last night. So simple and healthy. And it's super fast to make. I only added the kale because I had it. Next time I may add some Italian sausage, too. (More for Martin than me!) :-)
Elisa Schmitz
Wow, Donna John ! You know me well. I will love this (and so will Dieter Schmitz !). Thank you for the awesome photos. They help so much when I try to recreate your amazing recipes! #yum
Elisa Schmitz
I made this soup tonight for dinner with our leftover Christmas ham. I added carrots and celery. It was amazing, Donna John , thank you! #yum
I made this basic recipe, but added a roasted chicken breast, some diced potatoes, and a can of stewed tomatoes. Yummy!
46 and raining here in Houston ...I think this will be one of my food prep options that I am making today. I love cannellini beans (all bean actually). This is gonna be so awesome throughout the week! Thanks again Donna John
Donna John
Yep. Cold and raining. I'm in the Houston area, too. This is a great recipe. Hope you enjoy it! Tex

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