Tuscan White Bean Soup Recipe

Tuscan White Bean Soup Recipe

How To Make Tuscan White Bean Soup

Keep warm on those cold winter nights with a bowl of this scrumptious white bean soup! Cook up a pot of this flavorful soup in just under an hour.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4ozpancetta,or bacon, finely diced
  • 1small white onion,peeled and minced
  • 5garlic cloves,peeled and minced
  • 8cupschicken stock,good-quality
  • 4ozcannellini beans,rinsed and drained
  • 1bay leaf
  • 1large fresh rosemary sprig
  • salt and freshly-ground black pepper

For Serving (Optional):

  • Parmesan cheese,freshly-grated
  • Italian bread

Instructions

  1. Heat the pancetta in a large stockpot over medium-high heat.

  2. Cook until crispy, stirring occasionally.

  3. Transfer the bacon to a separate plate, using a slotted spoon, then reserve about 3 tablespoons of bacon grease in the stockpot.

  4. Add the onion, then cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent.

  5. Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant, stirring occasionally.

  6. Add the chicken stock, beans, bay leaf, rosemary and half of the cooked pancetta. Stir to combine.

  7. Continue cooking the soup until it reaches a simmer.

  8. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover partially, then let the soup simmer for 10 to 20 minutes.

  9. Add the salt and pepper, to taste. Remove the bay leaf and rosemary.

  10. Top with the extra pancetta, then garnish with Parmesan cheese.

  11. Serve with Italian bread, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 267.02kcal
  • Fat: 11.60g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.62g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.99g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.14g
  • Fiber: 3.30g
  • Sugar: 6.16g
  • Protein: 15.19g
  • Cholesterol: 22.07mg
  • Sodium: 867.65mg
  • Calcium: 67.42mg
  • Potassium: 747.27mg
  • Iron: 2.90mg
  • Vitamin A: 7.11µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.56mg
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