Terrific Tuscan Vegetable Soup - Ellie Krieger

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

A meal both filling and fulfilling! The flavors are great. This comes together so fast. It can be made ahead, just add the spinach 3 minutes before serving, enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


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

I made the soup exactly per instructions using vegetable broth and kale and was rather disappointed with the bland taste of it. So i added more beans and 250 gr mushrooms (slightly fried first) and an extra teaspoon of organic veggy stock powder and then the soup finally got some rich flavour. Substituting spinach for kale was a very bad idea as kale stays hard even boiled while spinach would be very tender and juicy even after cooking. So i basically removed kale from the soup as much as it was possible. I then added a teaspoon of sour cream in each plate when serving and loved this version of the recipe much more. I think roasted kale would be a lovely addition sprinkled on top (could even be mixed with parmesan for baking).

katiaskeneva June 23, 2015

Mmmmmm....tasty, simple and healthy. Winner! Thanks for sharing the keeper recipe.

Lucky in Bayview February 27, 2015

Terrific, easy and yummy!

Bluvpugs1 February 27, 2012