This soup is crazy good and criminally easy to make. I made it last night, doubled the recipe and there still wasn't a drop left. My daughter's boyfriend ate 5 bowls of it! Even my picky eater son ate three bowls. He asked if I could make him some more for breakfast! I mashed about half of the beans and left the rest whole. This is now one of our staples. I'll keep canneloni beans and chicken stock in my pantry from now on!!
My husband said this was the best soup he ever had! I followed the recipe for the most part but replaced the two sage leaves with 1/2 teaspoon of rubbed sage. It was great!
I have seen this Giada recipe around for awhile and wanted to try it. To me it was good but not wonderful. It's a good soup if your cutting meat out of your diet, but that isn't a concern for me.
1/10/09 - This was delicious! I did change the recipe slightly because of what I had on hand. Instead of shallots, I used yellow onion. I used about 1/2 teaspoon of poultry seasoning instead of the sage, and I did not puree the soup, as I like the texture of beans, but I mashed some up to thicken the soup a little. Bread is a must with this recipe to soak everything up. Delicious! Thank you!! 11/13/09 - Made this again, the same way as before, but this time I added a little crushed red pepper flakes to it. It was a nice touch!
5 stars for Giada. Very quick & easy and everyone raved about it. Because my boys are such meat eaters I added chopped ham in the bottom of each bowl, but bacon would be good too I think. Will be making this over & over as the weather gets colder.
I haven't made a soup from scratch in years ~ this was wonderful! I'm going to add some smoked oysters for fun next time to compliment the toasted artisan bread and roasted garlic that I served it with. Bravo for a simple yet flavorful recipe!
Oooh, just the thing for the first day after setting the clocks back! Tasty and easy.
What a wonderful soup. Made half a recipe for the two of us and was so flavorful. DH kept commenting on it all night. Served with Jamie Oliver's quesadillas.
I have made this twice and it is the BOMB! So flavorful, just an awesome and EASY! dish, along with the baguette or french bread, great eating!
Delicious! Didn't have the sage, so I added a little herbs de provence and some paprika. Blended about 2/3 of the beans with some of the broth and threw some chopped kale into the pot for about 5-6 minutes before adding back the pureed beans and cream (used 1/2 & 1/2). Reminded me of Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana (which I love).