111 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 66
  • 4 Rating Star 18
  • 3 Rating Star 11
  • 1 Rating Star 7
  • 2 Rating Star 7
  • 0 Rating Star 2

Warm up on a chilly day with this Tuscan Bean Soup recipe. To make this hearty Italian bean soup in under 30 minutes, use packaged vegetables and canned beans and broth.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • In 4-quart Dutch oven cook and stir carrots and onion in 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add beans, broth, and seasoning. Bring to boiling; slightly mash beans. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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  • Meanwhile, in large skillet heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add spinach; toss with tongs 1 to 2 minutes, just until wilted. Remove from heat. Ladle soup; top with spinach, sprinkle with pepper. Serve with cracker bread. Makes 4 servings.

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Freezing Tip

Prepare soup through Step 1. Let soup cool. Transfer soup to a freezer-safe container, leaving about 1/2 inch of space between the top of the soup and the rim of the container. Label and freeze up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove-top and continue with Step 2.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 7 g monounsaturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 919 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrates, 12 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 16 g protein.

Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

02/15/2017
Nice, light and healthy soup.

Most helpful critical review

02/09/2016
I have made this so many times, varying the veggies and beans with whatever I have.  SO delicious every time!  :D
111 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 66
  • 4 Rating Star 18
  • 3 Rating Star 11
  • 1 Rating Star 7
  • 2 Rating Star 7
  • 0 Rating Star 2
02/15/2017
Nice, light and healthy soup.
02/09/2016
I have made this so many times, varying the veggies and beans with whatever I have.  SO delicious every time!  :D
01/10/2017
Strayed from the recipe a little bit by adding a variety of veggies, but was so delicious!!! Italian herbs are key. Had some bread on the side and was very full by the end of the bowl. Would recommend!