Tuscan Soup Recipe
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Tuscan Soup Recipe

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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup uncooked small spiral pasta
  • 3 cups thinly sliced fresh escarole or spinach

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 196 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 1432mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 6g fiber), 9g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and carrot in oil until onion is tender. Add the broth, water, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Stir in beans and pasta; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add escarole; cook until just wilted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tuscan Soup in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p12

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"Quick and easy."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"We have made this twice and absolutely love it! Its fast and very good."

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"Soup was very good with a delicate flavor. I made some changes, as follows: used 1 medium onion,chopped, 2 cups of diced carrots, 2 cups of celery,diced with some inner celery leaves,chopped, 4-14.5 oz. cans chicken broth, 1 1/2 cups water, 1 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1-15oz. can great northern beans; 3/4 cups uncooked small sea shell pasta, 4 cups thinly sliced fresh spinach (not quite a 6 oz. bag), 1 lb. fat free, skinless smoked sausage, cut in 1/2 lengthwise & cut again across. We all loved it & I have made it many times now, as above. Thanks for the recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"This soup was easy to put together and was a great starter to a New Year's Eve dinner!"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I was amazed that this simple soup could be so delicious and yet so easy to prepare. Terrific!"

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