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Basic Italian Bean Soup

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
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"Simple and basic Italian bean soup. Great for a quick fix during the week. My Italian mother-in-law rattled this one out to me over the phone years ago. So glad I wrote it down quick! She doesn't remember telling me. The kids love it for a simple and quick dinner."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 210
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes; add garlic and continue cooking until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  2. Pour tomato sauce into the pot; stir. Add cannelini beans, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the beans are hot, 5 to 7 minutes more.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can add orzo, cut spaghetti, or grated cheese. It's also good with just some saltine crackers.
  • Garbanzo beans work just as well as cannellini in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 210 calories; 4.3 34.6 8.9 0 997 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I have to admit I was a little skeptical of how the finished product would taste because of so few ingredients, but it turned out great! The only issue I have is the stated amounts for the tomat...

Most helpful critical review

My husband liked it, so all was not lost, but this "soup", which is more like a tomato-based bean stew (and a plain one at that) called for entirely too much onion, and was just boring to me.

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I have to admit I was a little skeptical of how the finished product would taste because of so few ingredients, but it turned out great! The only issue I have is the stated amounts for the tomat...

Simply quick and delicious !

My husband liked it, so all was not lost, but this "soup", which is more like a tomato-based bean stew (and a plain one at that) called for entirely too much onion, and was just boring to me.

I made this exactly as written. I let it simmer a couple minutes longer on the stove. It was filling and quick. I tasted it before sitting down, and decided it needed some parmesan cheese on ...

Delicious and quick healthy meal.. Very simple and would cost so much more if you purchased it and it took a total of 30 minutes to make.

Simple food, but delicious. Doing it again today

Great soup for a quick meal. I added grated Parmesan and Romano cheese and it was a really good complement to the tomato flavor.