Recipes and Cooking Tuscan Bean Soup 4.2 (109) 3 Reviews 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on February 1, 2008 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Karla Conrad Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup packaged peeled baby carrots, coarsely chopped 1 small onion, chopped 3 tablespoon olive oil 2 15 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 1 32 ounce box reduced-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth 2 - 3 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed 1 5 ounce package baby spinach Freshly cracked black pepper Cracker bread (optional) 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. 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. 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 254 Calories 11g Fat 36g Carbs 16g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 254 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Sodium 919mg 40% Total Carbohydrate 36g 13% Total Sugars 7g Protein 16g Vitamin C 13mg 65% Calcium 111.1mg 9% Iron 3.8mg 21% Potassium 333mg 7% Folate, total 80.6mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *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.