Monday, January 4, 2010

White Bean Soup

This is a recipe I decided to make today so I could use up some spinach, so don't look to closely and notice I forgot the spinach. It is only coincidence that my brother Bob asked that I post a bean recipe on the day I make bean soup. Everybody knows if he would have asked for it before I decided to make it I never would have made it, that's what brothers are for. I am submitting this soup to Souper Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen. Watch for it there along with many other delicious soups.

White Bean Soup

1 tbs olive oil
1 cup carrots, cut into coins
1 cup celery, cut into 1/2 moons
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 15 oz can white beans
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 oz spinach, chopped
2 turkey sausages, removed from cases and broken up into small pieces
1 zucchini or yellow squash, diced

Add olive oil to a dutch oven or other deep heavy pot heated to medium high. Then add carrots, celery, zucchini or squash if using and onion heat until onions are transparent. Add sausage if using and cook until browned. Now add beans, tomatoes and garlic let this cook for 2 or 3 minutes. Add the chicken or vegetable broth and bring to boil. Turn down to low and add spinach. Let soup simmer until ready to serve.


  1. really need this tonight - in the teens down here and that is cold for us ... not barefoot tonight....really a great sounding soup...

  2. With or without spinach, this is a great recipe when it's so cold outside...and after all the heavy holiday food, very healthy as well.

  3. looks really good and you could send it to Deb every Sunday she features soup recipes, the link is on the side of her blog souper sunday

    Happy new yr


  4. what a great bowl of soup, perfect for the cold snap we've been having!

  5. Good looking soup. Thanks to your brother for the idea (even though you would have NOT made it just to spite him...)

  6. Bean soups are some of my favorites and this looks delicious! Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays. The round-up is now posted.



  7. A great looking soup to warm you from the inside out! Thanks for sharing.