Fast White-Bean Stew

"A colorful and satisfying stew is priceless this time of year (Jan), and you can't do much better than a tomatoey broth full of hearty cannellini beans, baby greens, and cubes of baked ham."
Fast White-Bean Stew created by FLKeysJen
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  • Cook garlic in oil in a 3 1/2- to 4 1/2-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat, stirring, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Coarsely cut up tomatoes in can , then add (with juice) to garlic in oil.
  • Stir in broth, beans, ham, and pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.
  • Stir in greens and cook until wilted.
  • While stew is simmering, preheat broiler. Put bread on a baking sheet and drizzle with remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat until golden, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Serve stew with toasts.

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  1. Savvychef in the Ro
    Just back from trip home...more clothes, New Year's eve stuff... this week promises to be BUSY!! Board meeting, hairpainting with a favorite stylist who got engaged over the holiday!! Celebration time!! TIME for healthy soup- all ingredients but spinach are here!! Guests still out on slopes- way too cold for this lady!!
  2. lauralie41
    We loved this! I did use the spinach and the crostini was so good to dip with. The ham was packaged and diced for us but leftover baked ham would be great. Very easy to make and so good! Made and reviewed for the Went to the Market recipe tag game.
  3. bhnash
    Great soup! I used one can of pinto beans, one can of white beans and a leftover chicken breast cubed and it turned out fantastic! I'm making another batch today. Thanks for the great recipe :)
  4. LoveGoodFood
    I got this recipe from It appeared in Gourmet Mag Jan 2007. This is a very quick and very good.
  5. Zipadedoda
    This is THE best soup! I put one can of cannellini beans & one can of great northern. I chopped the spinach up somewhat after pulling the stems off. This is so fast & easy besides being the best soup I ever ate. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!



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