Creamy Italian White Bean Soup

4.3
(390)

Hearty and healthy soup that is a favorite with friends and family. Sounds more difficult than it is. Try it! We're positive you'll be pleased. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

29
29
29
29
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans white kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed and thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil. Cook onion and celery in oil for 5 to 8 minutes, or until tender. Add garlic, and cook for 30 seconds, continually stirring. Stir in beans, chicken broth, pepper, thyme and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and then simmer for 15 minutes.

  2. With slotted spoon, remove 2 cups of the bean and vegetable mixture from soup and set aside.

  3. In blender at low speed, blend remaining soup in small batches until smooth, (it helps to remove the center piece of the blender lid to allow steam to escape.) Once blended pour soup back into stock pot and stir in reserved beans.

  4. Bring to a boil, occasionally stirring. Stir in spinach and cook 1 minute or until spinach is wilted. Stir in lemon juice and remove from heat and serve with fresh grated Parmesan cheese on top.

    high angle looking at a bowl of creamy Italian white bean soup
    dotdash meredith food studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
5g Fat
38g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 1014mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 28mg 141%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 551mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love