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Fast & Easy Dinner: Tuscan Bean Soup

Fast & Easy Dinner: Tuscan Bean Soup

I always keep my pantry stocked with a variety of canned beans. With a little creativity and a couple of fresh ingredients, the beans are simply turned into a magnificent meal. This recipe uses white cannellini beans to make a Tuscan style soup. Carrots and onions flavor the soup while wilted spinach acts as a garnish. To make this for your family tonight get the recipe and

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Tuscan Bean Soup

Tuscan Bean Soup

Tuscan Bean Soup

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup packaged peeled baby carrots, coarsely chopped
  2. 1 small onion, chopped
  3. 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  4. 2 15-oz. cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  5. 1 32-oz. box reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  6. 2 to 3 tsp. dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  7. 1 5-oz. pkg. baby spinach
  8. Freshly cracked black pepper
  9. Cracker bread (optional)

Directions

  1. In 4-quart Dutch oven cook and stir carrots and onion in 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat 3 minutes.
  2. Add beans, broth, and seasoning. Bring to boiling; slightly mash beans.
  3. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, in large skillet heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add spinach; toss with tongs 1 to 2 minutes, just until wilted. Remove from heat.
  5. Ladle soup; top with spinach, sprinkle with pepper. Serve with cracker bread.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
lollofit lollofit 8 years
I'm going to make this for lunch right now. Thanks for the recipe :)
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
I love this soup. I need to make some and freeze it.
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
My family just made a variation of this last month. It was great with some grilled panini bread!
javsmav javsmav 9 years
This looks great.
anntorr anntorr 9 years
sounds great! I love to make soups! And a big plus for being vegetarian!! Thanks! :)
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
sounds tasty. i think i'll use chicken broth and add some shredded chicken, it could be a quick dinner!
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