Super-Tuscan White Bean Soup

Super-Tuscan White Bean Soup

Progresso® chicken broth and cannellini beans. You can create an authentic, rich Italian soup in less than an hour.

Prep Time

55

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

4
slices bacon, finely chopped
1
medium yellow onion, quartered lengthwise
1
medium stalk celery, quartered crosswise
1
medium carrot, quartered crosswise
2
cloves garlic, lightly crushed
3
cans (19 oz each) Progresso® cannellini beans, drained
1
dried bay leaf
1/2
cup white wine
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth (4 cups)
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4
cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves, sliced
1/2
teaspoon gray sea salt
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  1. In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, cook bacon, onion, celery, carrot and 2 cloves garlic over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Add beans, bay leaf, wine and broth; cover and cook 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat; cool about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in 8-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon chopped garlic; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until garlic begins to brown. Stir in red pepper flakes; cook a few seconds. Stir in basil; cook until basil wilts.
  3. Remove bay leaf from bean mixture. Pour mixture into food processor; cover and puree. Return to saucepan; stir in salt and pepper. Simmer over medium heat 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly heated.
  4. Ladle soup into individual soup bowls. Top each with basil mixture.
Makes 6 servings (1 cup each)
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Serve-With
Serve soup with crusty bread and a mixed green salad.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 390
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 1320mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 55g
    • (Dietary Fiber 13g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 24g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.