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.
I made this tonite for dinner, and the house smells fabulous! As I was making it, my husband thought he would try it early and had a bowl before it was pureed. He preferred the broth-y consistency, so I split the soup 1/2 pureed, 1/2 broth-y. I must admit, the pureed version is less appetizing in appearance, but tastes the same. Next time I would add more veggies for color.
I love this soup, I have also made it in the crockpot by just dumping all the ingredients there and at the end, use the immersion blender to puree it. I also make it with large lima beans, it is comfort food and healthy.
This was really enjoyed by my family. I did substitute vegetable broth for the chicken stock, and even the non-vegetarians found this to be an acceptable exchange.