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Swiss Chard Bean Soup

This hearty soup combines nutritious Swiss chard with other garden favorites. Its light broth is surprisingly rich in flavor, and the grated Parmesan packs an additional punch. Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 1 medium carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small yellow summer squash, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups chopped Swiss chard
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a Dutch oven , saute the carrot, zucchini, yellow squash and onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; saute 1 minute longer. Add the broth, Swiss chard, beans, tomatoes, thyme, salt, oregano and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until chard is tender. Just before serving, sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 94 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 452mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Docsbob
    Jun 9, 2015

    Very easy and yummy. Can pretty much use whatever veggies and beans you have on hand.

  • 1212adasd
    Sep 11, 2013


  • 3232
    Sep 11, 2013

    awesome recipe

  • Pankajkumar
    Sep 10, 2013

    awesome recipe

  • Punkyjoe81
    Jul 15, 2013

    Wow, we really enjoyed this healthy soup! We substituted garbanzo beans for the great northern beans because that is what I had on hand. I made fresh bread with it - it was a delicious meal!

  • Whited
    Sep 9, 2010

    very colorful and so easy and quick to make, delicious

  • apeesacake
    Jun 29, 2009

    This was a nicely flavored soup. I did decide to add a cut up potato to it but other than that I followed the recipe exactly. I will be making this again.