Easy Italian White Bean Soup

Get long-simmered flavor in less time with creamy canned cannellini beans, mashed and blended with basil and plenty of vegetables.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

2
(15-oz.) cans cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
2
medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, thinly sliced (1 cup)
1/4
cup chopped onion
1
garlic clove, minced
3
cups vegetable or chicken broth
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/8
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Mash 1/2 cup of the drained beans; set aside. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Add carrots, celery, onion and garlic; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
  • 2 Add all remaining ingredients including mashed and whole beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
    Calories
    265
    (
    Calories from Fat
    25),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    1280mg
    1280%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    56g
    56%
    (Dietary Fiber
    15g
    15%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    19g
    19%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    100%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    36%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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