Mama's Bean Soup

Recipe by Halcyon Eve

I came up with this soup while on the South Beach diet by combining other recipes. It's a filling, low-fat, good-carb, family-favorite soup.

Top Review by barefootmommawv

Great soup for a blustery day. I started out following the recipe and made to completion. Tasted it and it was delish. Before, we got around to having it for dinner I had tweaked it just because I was cleaning out the fridge and found stuff that could easily be added. I added, 2 cups tomato juice, a cup and a half frozen mixed vegetables, 1/4 cup peas and 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce. I'm so glad I found this recipe. It's great and very versatile. Made for 123 Hits!! Thank you for a quick and yummy dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground turkey, garlic, and Italian herbs and cook until turkey is done.
  2. Add onion and cook for 6-8 minutes or until transparent.
  3. Add broth, bay leaves, thyme, black pepper, and cayenne, scraping bottom and sides.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover tightly, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add beans, reduce heat to a very low simmer, and cook for 4 minutes longer, uncovered.
  6. Add tomatoes and simmer an additional 10 minutes or until heated through.
  7. Remove bay leaves and serve, passing Parmesan cheese to be sprinkled on top to taste.

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