Hearty Italian Bean Soup

Hearty Italian Bean Soup

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb
    ham, cooked and cubed
  • 2
    celery stalks, diced
  • 2
    carrots, chopped
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    zucchini, diced
  • 2 can(s)
    white beans, 15 ounces
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 16 oz
    stewed tomatoes
  • 14 oz
    chicken broth
  • 1 c
    spinach, fresh and chopped
  • ·
    parmesan cheese, grated

How to Make Hearty Italian Bean Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Remove 1 1/2 cup white kidney beans to medium bowl; mash beans until smooth with a potato masher or fork.
  2. In 5 quart pot, heat olive oil, ham, celery, carrots, onion, zucchini, basil, and pepper until veggies are tender and begin to brown, about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in stewed tomatoes, chicken broth, chopped spinach, mashed white beans, and 2 cups water, use spoon to break up tomatoes; heat until boiling.
  4. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes to blend flavors.
  5. Stir in remaining beans; heat through.
  6. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.

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About Hearty Italian Bean Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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