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Published Jun 8th
Prep 10m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 4 servings Calories 210

Simple and basic Italian bean soup. Great for a quick fix during the week. My Italian mother-in-law rattled this one out to me over the phone years ago. So glad I wrote it down quick! She doesn’t remember telling me. The kids love it for a simple and quick dinner.

Recipe Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, or more to taste
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 24 ounces prepared cannellini beans
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes; add garlic and continue cooking until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  2. 2 Pour tomato sauce into the pot; stir. Add cannelini beans, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the beans are hot, 5 to 7 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 210
  • Carbohydrate 34.6 g
  • Fat 4.3 g
  • Fiber 9.3 g
  • Protein 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Sodium 997.3 mg
  • Sugar 6.5 g

Chef's Notes

Cook's Notes:; You can add orzo, cut spaghetti, or grated cheese. It's also good with just some saltine crackers; Garbanzo beans work just as well as cannellini in this recipe.

Reviews

  1. I made the soup with pinto beans and It tasted sooo good. the basil made it taste...ITAILAN!!!
  2. Simple but delicious. Easy to throw together in a pinch. My only complaint is that it's a bit too thick but that's easy to fix. I did make a few changes though: I added some mild italian sausage about halfway between adding the onion and adding the garlic. Some other people have said already another - Read more ...
  3. I made this exactly as written. I let it simmer a couple minutes longer on the stove. It was filling and quick. I tasted it before sitting down and decided it needed some parmesan cheese on it. That help a lot but not enough to want to make it again. Ya'll enjoy! I'm moving on - Read more ...
  4. Delicious and quick healthy meal.. Very simple and would cost so much more if you purchased it and it took a total of 30 minutes to make.
  5. Simple food but delicious. Doing it again today
  6. Great soup for a quick meal. I added grated Parmesan and Romano cheese and it was a really good complement to the tomato flavor.
  7. My husband liked it so all was not lost but this "soup" which is more like a tomato-based bean stew (and a plain one at that) called for entirely too much onion and was just boring to me.
  8. Simply quick and delicious!
  9. I have to admit I was a little skeptical of how the finished product would taste because of so few ingredients but it turned out great! The only issue I have is the stated amounts for the tomato sauce and the beans are a little odd. 2 cups of sauce is slightly more than what - Read more ...

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