Tuscan White Bean Soup

Tuscan White Bean Soup

We love soup a lot, especially at home in the winter.  This is a nice break from pasta fagioli. It is basically the same thing minus the tomato paste and the pasta.


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • red pepper flakes
  • 5 strips cooked bacon and/or 2 ounces of dried chopped pancetta
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans cannellini beans
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed dry rosemary (fresh is better)
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion


  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or heavy bottom pan along with a pinch of red pepper flakes and shredded or chopped garlic
  2. Add the vegetables (chopped carrots, celery and onion) along with a half teaspoon of salt and half teaspoon of pepper, cook until soft and fragrant
  3. Deglaze with 1/3 cup of dry white wine, cook until dissolved
  4. Add chicken broth, bay leaves, rosemary and bring to a boil
  5. Add 1 can of beans, plus one can of beans pureed or crushed (slenderized)
  6. Add bay leaves, reduce to a simmer
  7. Allow to cook for at least 30-40 minutes
  8. Add half the grated cheese and stir before serving, serve some grated cheese on the side.
Author: raveniteclub