Easy Italian Bean Soup

Total Time
Prep 13 mins
Cook 45 mins

WONDERFUL flavor, so easy, and LOW FAT! Tastes lightly smoky and very distinctive. Just throw everything in a pot and boil! This soup was so delicious, I felt had to share.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients in 6 quart pot.
  2. Cover and bring to boil.
  3. Reduce to simmer and cook 45 minutes (but anywhere from 20 minutes - 1 hour will work).
  4. Ladle into bowls and serve!


Most Helpful

The first time i made this it was delicious (though quite strong) but the 2nd time it didn't work. We in england don't use measurement in cups, so i'm never sure of quantities, and i put too much water in - didn't taste of anything! If you get the quantities right it is good though!

henrietta_corcoran January 12, 2008

Wanted soup I could make at the last minute with ingreients in my pantry... didn't have canelini, so used garbanzos and kidneys. Didn't use zucchini, either. Came out GREAT--hearty and tasty. Even my fussy kids ate it! But definitely needs to cook longer than 20 min (was too thin at that point). Thanks, Java Chip!

suba December 27, 2007

The balsamic vinegar gives the soup a great zing. I used Marsala wine and it tasted delicious. I will definitely make this soup again!

Mirramar December 13, 2007

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