Hearty Tuscan White Bean Soup

Total Time
10 mins
30 mins

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

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  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.