Bring a touch of the Italian countryside to your dinner table with this flavorful veggie-packed soup. A fulfilling bowlful will warm up the coldest day! It is damn easy to make but has so many layers of flavor. The beans are flavourful and buttery and the sausage adds some spice. Hearty Italian White Bean Soup is the ultimate dish for a chilly night!
- A tablespoon olive oil
- One medium potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- One medium zucchini, chopped
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
- 1 can navy beans, rinsed and drained
- Two cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 2 tsp minced fresh parsley or dried parsley flakes
- 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- Warm oil over medium-high heat in a dutch oven. Adjoin potato and carrots; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Put in onion, celery, zucchini and jalapeno; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
- Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Lessen heat; simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add a little broth or water if necessary.
One cup: 164 calories, 3g fat, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 8g protein.
During these difficult times, while we are cooking with easily available ingredients– don’t forget that simply doesn’t have to mean boring. You can couple beautiful, simple flavors to create outstanding dinners, just like this Italian White Bean soup. Be assured in the kitchen and make yourself proud by creating something beautiful out of simple ingredients.
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