Hearty Italian Bean Soup

Hearty Italian Bean Soup Recipe

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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

  • 1Remove 1 1/2 cup white kidney beans to medium bowl; mash beans until smooth with a potato masher or fork.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Stir in stewed tomatoes, chicken broth, chopped spinach, mashed white beans, and 2 cups water, use spoon to break up tomatoes; heat until boiling.
  • 4Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes to blend flavors.
  • 5Stir in remaining beans; heat through.
  • 6Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.

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About Hearty Italian Bean Soup

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