Sage-White Bean Soup

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Stand Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 pound dry Great Northern or navy beans

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 12 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 14 ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh sage or 2 teaspoons dried sage, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 recipe Sage French Bread Toasts (see recipe below) (optional)

  • Fresh sage leaves (optional)

Sage French Bread Toasts

  • olive oil

  • 8 1/2-inch-thick slices baguette-style French bread

  • cut garlic clove

  • snipped fresh or crushed dried sage


  1. Rinse beans. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, combine beans and the 8 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand for 1 hour. (Or let the uncooked beans and water soak overnight.) Drain and rinse beans; set aside.

  2. In the same Dutch oven, cook onion in hot oil over medium heat until tender. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in beans and broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until tender.

  3. Stir in snipped sage, salt, and pepper. If desired, top each serving with Sage French Bread Toasts and sage leaves. Makes 8 (1-1/2 cup) main-dish servings.

Sage French Bread Toasts

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Brush a little olive oil onto slices of French bread. Rub each slice with a cut garlic clove; sprinkle sage. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until light brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
2g Fat
40g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 630mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Protein 15g

*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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