Quick, Easy, Awesome Green Bean Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I think this is the only recipe I actually made out of some low-cal cookbook I bought. This is NOT a recipe for frozen or canned beans, use fresh and using enough garlic is the key. I usually use about 12 - 15 cloves. Like the title says, it's really quick, easy and awesome...I think it's also healthy!! Healthy is not one of my favorite cooking terms, so if it's healthy and I like it, you know it's good!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce to a simmer.
  3. Press in garlic.
  4. Add beans.
  5. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
  6. Adjust seasonings.
  7. Beat egg well in a small bowl.
  8. Temper egg by ladling some hot broth into the bowl.
  9. Stir the soup while adding the egg to the simmering broth.
  10. Add pepper to taste.
  11. Top with croutons crostini if you choose.
Most Helpful

I was looking for a soup recipe to use up some fresh green beans and this was it. Very easy. Delicious.

cewrdh February 22, 2009

Super quick, easy and garlicky, which is not a bad thing at our house. My DH really, really liked this soup. I think I would have liked a variety of veggies, like mushrooms and zucchini and spinach added to it, but then it wouldn't be green bean soup. It was a great lunch on a snowy afternoon. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview February 20, 2014

Great flavor, easy to throw together, and I love how adjustable the seasonings are to my liking. Next time, I'm going to try to make this with a little heat and spice! I did my best to temper the egg, but wound up with some larger cooked egg pieces. I didn't care, as the flavor and texture were still yummy!

TreeSquirrel November 23, 2013