Chard and White Bean Soup

Total Time
20 mins
20 mins

A steamy bowl of this on a cold, rainy day is SO comforting. I serve this with crusty bread and a simple salad.

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  1. Combine bacon, onion, garlic, nutmeg and red pepper flakes in a 4-qt saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until onion is softened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add chicken broth and white beans, increase heat to high; cook until mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Cut chard stems into 3/4-inch slices.
  4. Cut leaves in half lengthwise, stack, and cut crosswise into 1-inch ribbons.
  5. Add chard stems and pasta when soup boils.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 7 minutes.
  7. Add chard leaves; simmer until wilted, 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Add sage; remove from heat.
  9. Ladle soup into 4 bowls and drizzle with olive oil.