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Tuscan White Bean Soup

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars
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"In this classic Italian soup, white beans and vegetables are simmered in chicken broth with wine until tender, then pureed, and served with a spicy, fresh basil mixture."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 324
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, cook bacon, onion, celery, carrot and 2 cloves garlic over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Add beans, bay leaf, wine and broth; cover and cook 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat; cool about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in 8-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon chopped garlic; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until garlic begins to brown. Stir in red pepper flakes; cook a few seconds. Stir in basil; cook until basil wilts.
  3. Remove bay leaf from bean mixture. Pour mixture into food processor; cover and puree. Return to saucepan; stir in salt and pepper. Simmer over medium heat 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly heated.
  4. Ladle soup into individual soup bowls. Top each with basil mixture.

Footnotes

  • Recipe by Michael Chiarello for Progresso® Foods

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 324 calories; 8.1 42.6 15 7 1226 Full nutrition

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I gave this five stars, and I think people who like soup should check it out. I love this recipe, except that I dice my veggies and leave it chunky rather than puree it, and I add cooked chicken...

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I made this following the recipe exactly and found it to be very bland. I loved the crispiness of the topping and the pureed consistency of the soup but I think I'll find a different recipe for ...

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I gave this five stars, and I think people who like soup should check it out. I love this recipe, except that I dice my veggies and leave it chunky rather than puree it, and I add cooked chicken...

I love beans and I'm always looking for different ways to prepare them. This soup is delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfect.

very nice tasting soup! i forgot to take the bay leaf out and blended it...oops! it's hearty and warm, like really good comfort food. don't forget the oil/basil mixture to complete it!

This soup turned out to be so savory and warming that it is now on my list of comfort foods. Instead of using all stock, I used a combination of stock and filtered water as the base along with t...

This was very good! I made it as an appetizer, but it ended up being all we wanted for dinner! I added ham to the leftovers the next day, and it was even better!

Family tested and approved....No need to change a thing. Except to perhaps double the recipe.

This soup is excellent! Instead of cooking the bacon with the veggies, I make a ton of the bacon topping and put a great big dollop on each bowl of soup. Oh, yum!

I made this following the recipe exactly and found it to be very bland. I loved the crispiness of the topping and the pureed consistency of the soup but I think I'll find a different recipe for ...

Followed the recipe - pureed most of the soup and all of the veggies, created texture by mashing some beans against the side of the pot. I thought this was REALLY DELISH! I am not a white wine...