I used canned beans as well, and added chopped spinach (frozen, thawed and drained). It was fabulous! Reminded me of the lovely soup my grandmother used to make when I came home for lunch from elementary school. Thanks!
I used canned beans (2 cans), because I had them in the cupboard and only six cups of water (since the beans were already cooked). I added some Better than Bouillon vegetable soup base and left out the parmesan (to keep it vegan). Family of six (two under 5 years old) and we had NO left overs!!
I used a package of mixed beans, as that is what I had on hand. This was really good, however, I did add some beef broth for a little extra flavor. I left out the tomatoes. I love tomatoes but just don't care for them in bean soup. All in all, it was a very good soup. Thanks for the recipe.
i was disappointed in the recipe. it was lacking in flavor. i added grated cheese and oil and still it was lacking. i don't think i will make this again or if i do, i will add ham hocks to give it some flavor.