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How To Make White Bean Soup

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This easy White Bean Soup is loaded with fresh veggies and will keep you cozy all winter. It’s freezer friendly too, so don’t forget to freeze some for later!

AN EASY BEAN SOUP RECIPE

Sometimes on a cold winter day you just want to cuddle up on the couch with a cozy blanket and binge-watch your favorite show. But before you know it, dinner time approaches and you don’t have anything planned! Oops!

Lucky for you, this soup comes together in less than 30 minutes and in one pot which keeps clean up a pure joy! You can also chop up your veggies earlier in the day to save you some time.

WHAT IS TUSCAN WHITE BEAN SOUP?

Tuscan White Bean Soup is a simple soup made with fresh garden vegetables and white beans. The veggies give the soup added flavor along with all their nutrients, which are so important this time of year!

I often make this soup in large portions and refrigerate it for easy leftovers. You can also freeze this soup in airtight zip top bags for up to three months for quick dinners in the future!

SOUP INGREDIENTS

Made with vegetarian friendly ingredients, this soup is filling and hearty. Flavorful vegetables come together perfectly to make a rich soup that hits all the right notes.

— Olive oil
— Butter
— Yellow onion
— Carrot
— Celery
— Fresh parsley
— Garlic cloves
— Low sodium vegetable broth orc chickenbroth

— Kosher salt
— Fresh ground pepper
— Dried oregano
— Bay leaf
— Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
— Corn kernels, rinsed and drained
— Fresh baby spinach
— Grated parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)
— Toasted bread slices, for serving (optional)

WHAT KIND OF BEANS ARE BEST FOR THIS SOUP?

Great Northern beans are best for this soup because they absorb the flavor of all the other ingredients. If you’re in a pinch and need a different kind of bean, other white beans like cannellini beans or navy beans will work too.

Also, to make things easier, I use canned beans for this recipe. Just drain and rinse the beans and add them to your soup. It’s that easy!

HOW TO MAKE WHITE BEAN SOUP

This is one of the easiest soups you can make. Quick and simple prep work for these no-fuss ingredients make this soup perfect for any night of the week.

Heat olive oil and butter over medium high-heat in a 6 quart Dutch oven or stockpot.

Add onions, carrots, celery, and parsley to the heated oil and cook until just tender.
Stir in and cook the garlic.

Add vegetable broth; stir in salt, pepper, dried oregano, and bay leaf.
Bring the soup to a boil before reducing it to simmer.

Add in the beans and corn and give the soup a taste to see if you want to add any salt or pepper.

Add in the spinach and cook for one minute before you remove from heat.
Top it off with some fresh parmesan cheese and bread slices.

TIPS FOR THE BEST WHITE BEAN SOUP

One of the things I love about this white bean soup is how flexible it is. It can be easily customized to your liking or made to satisfy your current cravings. Here are some ideas you can use.

If the soup is too thick for your liking, try adding a bit of water to it. If you like creamier soup, you can add some creamy, milk, or even half and half to it.

Zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes and rosemary are some fresh options you can add to this soup if you are looking for something extra.

Let’s not forget the meat! This soup easily accommodates cooked chicken or bacon crumbles.

Do you have some veggies that have been in the refrigerator a little too long and you don’t want to let them go to waste? Add them to this soup!

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