Pasta & Bean Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta & Bean Soup recipe? Learn how to make Pasta & Bean Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 8 servings



Using basic canned goods and a few other staples, you can make this comforting soup in just minutes. The trick to achieving a full-bodied homemade flavor from canned chicken broth is to freshen it up with a handful of herbs, some garlic cloves and crushed red pepper. For a meatier flavor, add a little crumbled cooked Italian turkey sausage to the soup.

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta & Bean Soup

56 ounce reduced-sodium chicken broth
6 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
1 tbsp dried rosemary
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
15 1/2 ounces cannellini beans, beans, divided
14 1/2 ounce diced tomatoes
1 cup macaroni (or medium pasta shells)
2 cups frozen spinach, (6 ounces)
6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Pasta & Bean Soup

  1. Combine broth, garlic, rosemary and crushed red pepper in a 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven or soup pot; bring to a simmer. Partially cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes to intensify flavor. Meanwhile, mash 1 cup beans in a small bowl.

  2. Scoop garlic cloves and rosemary from the broth with a slotted spoon (or pass the soup through a strainer and return to the pot). Add mashed and whole beans to the broth, along with tomatoes; return to a simmer. Stir in pasta, cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is just tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

  3. Stir in spinach, cover and cook just until the spinach has thawed, 2 to 3 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish each serving with a drizzle of oil, if desired, and a sprinkling of Parmesan. Variation: Substitute chickpeas (garbanzo beans) for the cannellini beans; use a food processor to puree them.

Categories

Beans, Pasta, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Soup, Italian, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 332.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
316
Calories from Fat
58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.4g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Sodium
711mg
30%
Potassium
1148mg
33%
Total Carbohydrates
45.0g
15%
Dietary Fiber
15.0g
60%
Sugars
3.5g
Protein
20.6g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 15% Iron 32%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
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