Hearty Tuscan White Bean Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a really easy Tuscan style white bean and spinach soup. I prefer it meatless, but mini meatballs can be added.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a 4 quart soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery and thyme and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes and bay leaf.
  4. Drain the beans and roughly mash 1/2 a can of beans. Add the beans and mashed beans to the pot.
  5. Squeeze the water from the thawed spinach and add to the pot.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for at least 10 minutes and up to 30 minutes.
  7. Add the macaroni and cook until tender according to package directions. (About 10 minutes.).
  8. Serve sprinkled with grated parmesan and/or pecorino romano.


Most Helpful

Very nice. I used my homemade turkey stock in place of chicken stock. Added some mushrooms for extra goodness. Otherwise made as written and mopped it up with some crusty bread. Thanks for a lovely dinner.

Satyne June 21, 2013

Great recipe. I did make a serving for three and added 1/3 lb. ground pork. Really good for a cool spring day.

adopt a greyhound April 28, 2012

great soup, I used kale and doubled the spices. No meat needed in this soup.


pmolsen1_7822432 March 02, 2012

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