Close up of tomato based soup with white beans, tomatoes, and spinach in a white bowl. Slice of toasted bread on the side of the bowl with spinach leafs and silver spoon.

Tuscan Spinach and White Bean Soup

Close up of tomato based soup with white beans, tomatoes, and spinach in a white bowl. Slice of toasted bread on the side of the bowl with spinach leafs and silver spoon.

Tuscan Spinach and White Bean Soup

A hearty blend of cannellini beans, fresh spinach, and herbs in a tomato broth.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dishes, Soups and Stews
Cuisine Italy
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups tomatoes, diced or one (14.5-ounce) can reduced or low-sodium, or no salt added diced tomatoes
  • One (15.5-ounce) can reduced or low sodium or no salt added cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oil in stockpot on medium heat. Add onions and sauté about 3 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add carrots, celery, and garlic and sauté about 3 minutes to soften.
  • Add tomatoes, beans, thyme, salt, and pepper. Let cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add broth and bay leaf, bring heat up to medium high. As soup begins to boil, turn heat to low, cover, and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • If using large flat or curly leaf spinach, remove leaves from stem and tear into bite sized pieces.
  • Add spinach and stir gently until just wilted.
  • Remove and discard bay leaf, add Parmesan, and serve.

Notes

Change it Up
  • In Step 1, add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes or paprika.
  • For a creamier soup, before Step 7 blend 2 cups of soup, 1 cup at a time, add back to soup and stir to combine.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cupCalories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 15gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 478mgFiber: 8g
Keyword 30 minutes or Less, Comfort Food, Meatless, Vegan, Vegetarian
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