Hearty Italian White Bean Soup Recipe
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Hearty Italian White Bean Soup Recipe

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A bowlful of this soup is so satisfying, it's hard to believe it's actually good for you, too. I crave it all the time. With lots of filling beans and potatoes, the recipe even hits the spot with meat lovers. —Kristina Krummel, Elkins, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 164 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 714 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add potato and carrots; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add onion, celery, zucchini and jalapeno; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Hearty Italian White Bean Soup in Simple & Delicious June/July 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 164 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 714 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 8 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"This is a good recipe but I added a few spices too (salt, pepper, garlic powder). Loved the little kick the jalapeno added."

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Reviewed May. 14, 2014

"I doubled the ingredients and added celery, bell peppers, and a sweet potato (just because I had them to use up.) Even with 4 cups of broth, soup needed more so I added a can of diced tomatoes and 1 1/2 cups water. Used Italian seasons for spice and a touch of garlic powder. Also added salt to taste and freshly ground black pepper. Very nice! Will make this again."

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Reviewed May. 14, 2014

"I doubled the ingredients and added celery, bell peppers, and a sweet potato (just because I had them to use up.) Even with 4 cups of broth, soup needed more so I added a can of diced tomatoes. Used Italain seasons for spice and a touch of garlic powder. Also added salt to taste and freshley ground black pepper. Very nice! Will make this again."

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