Tomato and Escarole Soup With White Beans

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

"SOUP'S ON!" -- So are health and flavor. A mug of steaming homemade soup is comforting, satisfying and good for the soul as well as the waistline. In our home this broth-based soup is a quick and easy suppertime solution, and a terriffic way to fill up on vegetables.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large dutch oven over a medium-high flame, heat the oil. Add the onion and garlic. Saute until the onions are soft and translucent, and the garlic begins to "dance".
  2. To the onion and garlic add the broth and the carrots; bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes - or until the carrots are almost tender.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes with juice, ham, orzo (or your choice), red pepper, black pepper, and water. Increase the heat to medium high and return to a simmer. Cook until pasta is tender (about 5 minutes). Add white beans and escarole; cover and cook - stirring often - until escarole is tender and the flavors blend (approximately another 5 minutes). Ladle into warmed soup bowls and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. A freshly tossed salad and warm crusty bread makes this meal complete!