Slow-Cooker Tuscan Bean Soup

Cool weather? Warm tummies with a slow cooker hearty soup.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 25 min
  • Servings 6

1
lb small red potatoes, cut into fourths (about 3 cups)
4
medium carrots, sliced (2 cups)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cans (15 to 16 oz each) great northern beans, drained, rinsed
3 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
2
cups diced fully cooked ham
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil

  • 1 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except parsley and oil.
  • 2 Cover: cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Stir in parsley and oil before serving.

Expert Tips

Sliced cooked sausage can be used in place of the ham.

Although you can purchase deli ham and dice it at home, you can also purchase a package of diced ham as a great time-saver.

This fragrant bean soup is perfect fare for a chilly winter evening. Serve with slices of a crusty French baguette and a warm cherry crisp for dessert.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
1470mg
1470%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
11g
11%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
140%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
40%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.