Barefoot Contessa's Rosemary White Bean Soup

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Miraklegirl

A delicious thick soup. Perfect for fall and winter.

Top Review by zaar junkie

Yum! I scaled this down for two and used canned beans for ease. I also left everything whole instead of pureeing and let this simmer most of the morning for our lunch. Wonderful and comforting. I love the taste of fresh rosemary.Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, cover the beans with water by at least 1 inch and leave them in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. Drain.
  2. In a large stockpot over low to medium heat, saute the onions with the olive oil until the onions are translucent, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook over low heat for 3 more minutes.
  4. Add the drained white beans, rosemary, chicken stock, and bay leaf. Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, until the beans are very soft.
  5. Remove the rosemary branch and the bay leaf. Pass the soup through the coarsest blade of a food mill, or place in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until coarsely pureed.
  6. Return the soup to the pot to reheat and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

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