Terrific Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

From USA Weekend 2/26/12 by Ellie Krieger "This Italian-style recipe is packed with six vegetables varieties -- plus beans -- making it an excellent source of fiber, vitamins A and C, and a good source of protein and minerals -- all for less than 150 calories a serving. mashing some of the beans before putting them in the soup thickens the herb-infused broth, giving it a hearty body."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, mash half of the beans with a masher or the back of a spoon; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large soup pot over med-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, zucchini, garlic, thyme, sage, salt and pepper, until the vegetables are tender (about 5 mins).
  3. Add broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the mashed and whole beans and the spinach leaves; cook until the spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes more.
  5. Serve topped with the parmesan, if desired.
Most Helpful

I liked this soup, but didn't love it. It definitely gets bonus points for being low fat and healthy, but it isn't something I really looked forward to having leftover. It is easy and nice to use up some veggies sitting in the fridge. I love Ellie Krieger, but prefer some of her other healthy recipes.

Julie F November 05, 2012

Definitely lived up to it's name - Terrific! Loved the veggie combinations and it was so easy and quick to make. Homemade soup without a lot of effort. Next time I might add more cannellini beans (just my preference) and increase the broth. Will definitely make this healthy soup again! Made for Fall PAC 2012.

DailyInspiration October 13, 2012