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), 0 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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mglahti User ID: 5556768 21189
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"Quick and easy."

verajsmith User ID: 4619538 202164
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

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

charlenepaugustyn User ID: 3862805 43165
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."

phruska User ID: 3101160 21182
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

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

MaryTherese User ID: 6346972 19357
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

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

kathywil06 User ID: 4255137 45501
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"I added some garlic powder to mine and 1/2 cup more water. This recipe turned out great and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quick and simple week night dinner."

AlabamaStoneThrower User ID: 5291635 45500
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"I added 2 Italian turkey sausage links, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 tsp oregano. DELISH!! Family loved it..."

Lloyds of Louisiana User ID: 4605082 46364
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"Easy and yummy!"

loudon User ID: 560505 17665
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"I made this recipe a couple of times in the last two weeks. It is delicious. I did add celery, more fat-free low sodium chicken broth, & about double the spiral pasta. My husband who would never eat spinach said he really liked it. It certainly will be in our favorite & healthy file."

ShirleyBaraga User ID: 4281845 20872
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2009

"Loved it, used northern time would add more broth..but was delicious..Husband loved it."

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