French Garden Soup

peach chutney on grilled poultry
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 main-dish or 12 appetizer servings


  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup pearl onions, peeled and halved

  • 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed, cored, and finely chopped

  • 1 cup baby green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup baby or small carrots, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • 2 14.5 ounce cans vegetable or chicken broth or 3 cups homemade vegetable broth

  • 1 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 cup dry white wine, vegetable broth, or chicken broth

  • 2 teaspoon dried herbes de Provence, crushed

  • 1 cup shelled fresh peas or frozen peas

  • Salt

  • Ground black pepper


  1. In a Dutch oven heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add pearl onions and fennel; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until fragrant and translucent, stirring occasionally. Add green beans and carrots; cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

  2. Add broth, tomatoes, wine, and herbes de Provence. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in peas. Simmer, covered, about 5 minutes more or until vegetables are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Cool soup slightly and transfer to a 1-gallon resealable freezer bag. Squeeze air from bag; seal and freeze for up to 1 month.*

  4. To serve, thaw soup in the refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat until heated through, stirring occasionally.


If desired, add one 15-ounce can garbanzo beans or cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained, after thawing soup. Heat through.


If you prefer, cool soup slightly and transfer to an airtight storage container. Cover and chill for up to 3 days. To serve, transfer to a large saucepan and heat as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
4g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 886mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 28.4mg 142%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 527mg 11%
Folate, total 38.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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