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Tuscan Soup

I work full-time outside of the home, so I relish recipes like this that can be prepared in a flash.
  • 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) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup uncooked small spiral pasta
  • 3 cups thinly sliced fresh escarole or spinach


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

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  • mglahti
    Oct 26, 2013

    Quick and easy.

  • verajsmith
    Mar 26, 2013

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

  • whitelion82
    Feb 3, 2013

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  • charlenepaugustyn
    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
    Jan 5, 2012

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

  • MaryTherese
    Jan 2, 2012

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

  • bear09
    Jun 8, 2011

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  • kathywil06
    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
    Oct 14, 2010

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

  • EmilyR369
    Sep 16, 2010

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