One-Pot Wonders

Tuscan bean soup

December 14, 2009
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Author Notes

about 15 years ago my good friend Nina gave me this delicious and easy recipe. I vary it by adding tomatoes and pasta or kale or whatever else feels appealing at the moment. I use canned beans but you can certainly use dried beans, soaked overnight, if you prefer. —sweet enough

  • Serves 4-6
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2-3 ribs celery, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloved garlic, minced
  • 2 15 1/2 oz cans cannellini beans (or great northern or navy)
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves removed and finely minced
  • 4-5 cups chicken or vegetable stock
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. place the olive oil over a medium high heat in a soup pot and cook the onion until it starts to turn translucent. add the garlic, celery, and carrot and cook for another 2-3 minutes, taking care not to burn the garlic. add the beans, rosemary and the broth. bring to just the point of a boil and lower heat. simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes.
  2. puree about 3/4 or the mixture in a blender (make sure soup is cool enough to handle) or better yet use an immersion blender.
  3. serve with a drizzle of excellent olive oil and some grated parmigiano reggiano

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    5 Reviews

    Araceli May 19, 2014
    I'm actually making this right now, it's simmering as I type this. I'm working with what I have on hand, so I'm adding in green bell pepper, tomatoes, and some elbow pasta. Only thing I'm missing is the carrots, but I love how versatile this recipe is! I'll be putting it into regular rotation and experimenting with different add ins, thanks!
     
    mabcassidy May 14, 2011
    This is an easy base soup. To punch up the flavor I added a TBL organic tomato paste, some basil, parsley and red pepper flakes. Also added fresh spinach and zucchini. Now it is a nice summer soup.
     
    mlcooks May 2, 2011
    Made it tonight and it was FAB!
     
    lastnightsdinner December 15, 2009
    Yum. I make a very similar soup - I actually cooked up a big pot of it last night! Yours sounds great.
     
    Author Comment
    sweet E. December 15, 2009
    thanks -- I think everyone has their own version of this one. winter is soup time so I've been making a lot of it.