Bean & Basil Soup

"Got this from my friend Cheryl, a Kentucky girl."
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  • In large saucepan, bring chicken stock to a boil over medium heat. Add tomatoes, onion and oregano and simmer about 10 minutes. Add beans and continue cooking until onion is tender, about another 10 minutes.
  • In blender or food processor, finely chop the garlic and basil. Add olive oil and process until combined. Using a slotted spoon, transfer half the beans and veggies to the basil mixture. Process until smooth, then stir puree back into the soup.
  • Cook pasta, reserving 1 cup of cooking water. Stir the pasta into the soup and season with salt and pepper. If the soup is too thick, thin out with the pasta cooking water.
  • Garnish with basil and serve.

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  1. Khana
    I made this yesterday. It is SOOOOO good you have to try it! I used a can of basil, olive oil and balsamic diced tomatoes. (bought them on accident) I didn't have whatever kind of beans it calls for so I just used a can of small white beans and a can of red kidney beans. For the pasta I had some spirals so I tossed in some of them. I added a pinch of sugar cos while it was cooking it had that tomato twang. Though I think might not need it once everything blends. Then I baked up some garlic bread to break into it. This turns out so yummy loads of basil flavor and its pretty too.
  2. jane49423
    This is great. Lots of basil this year and this was a great way to use some.
  3. loof751
    This is a wonderful soup! Very hearty, filling, and healthy. I used canned diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning and didn't have to add any additional salt or pepper. We really loved this soup!
  4. Annacia
    Lovely soup that is sure good in cold weather. I didn't have fresh basil and had to use some dried that I added about 5 mins before the re-warm stage. It's very hearty and warming, real comfort food that happens to be healthy. I used crushed tomatoes that I had open in the fridge and I do think that big chunks would be better. Thanks hon.
  5. katew
    Terrific soup for a winters night and pretty quick and easy to do - mine was quite thick but I don't mind that and I served it with croutons - I will definitely do this one again - thank you CulinaryQueen


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