Tuscan White Bean Soup
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This Tuscan White Bean Soup with Kale is so easy to make! It’s a warm and comforting vegetarian meal.
This soup is perfect for when you want a healthy, nourishing meal but don’t want to spend a long time preparing it. This Tuscan White Bean Soup takes just 30 minutes to make. It’s full of wholesome ingredients, including sweet potatoes, kale and white beans.
Enjoy more delicious soup recipes like Butternut Squash Soup, Potato Leek Soup, Vegetable Soup, Minestrone Soup and French Onion Soup.
How to make White Bean Soup
To make this easy soup recipe, you’ll start by sautéing sweet potatoes, onion and celery in some olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven. Once the vegetables have started to soften you’ll add some seasonings: minced garlic, dried rosemary, dried thyme, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for just 30 seconds.
Then add cannellini beans and vegetable broth to the pot. Bring the soup to a simmer, cover the pot, and cook until the sweet potatoes are tender. This should take less than 10 minutes if the sweet potatoes are cut into small 1/2-inch pieces.
Finally, you’ll stir in some chopped kale and simmer the soup for just a few more minutes to wilt the kale. Enjoy the soup as is, or with some grated Parmesan cheese.
For the full instructions with ingredient amounts, see the recipe card at the end of this post.
Warm and comforting, a bowl of this soup makes for a quick and healthy lunch. The leftovers reheat well so it’s a good meal to make for dinner and then eat for lunch for a couple of days. You can also meal prep this white bean soup on Sunday and enjoy it for lunch throughout the week.
This white bean soup is a vegetarian meal with plenty of fiber and protein to fill you up. If you’re worried about adding kale to your soup, don’t be. The hot broth helps to wilt and tenderize the kale.
Let’s get dinner on the table fast, and let’s make it healthy while we’re at it! I like to throw together a quick green salad and serve this soup with some crusty bread. We’ve still got quite a stretch of winter ahead of us, which means plenty of time to make and enjoy this nutrient and flavor-packed soup. Sound good? I thought so. 😉
For more quick and easy soup recipes try one of my many Instant Pot Soup recipes.
Tuscan White Bean Soup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into ½-inch pieces
- 1 medium onion
- 4 ribs celery
- 3 cloves garlic
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
- 1 medium bunch kale, removed from tough stems and chopped (about 4 packed cups)
- Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add the sweet potatoes, onion, and celery and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the cannellini beans and broth.
- Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a medium simmer, and cook until sweet potatoes are softened, about 8 minutes. Stir in the kale and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Serve.
Congrats to your sister! That’s so exciting that she has a second set of twins! And this soup looks delicious! I recently had a kale soup at a wedding shower and it was SO good! Can’t wait to give this a try!
That is SO exciting for your family, Kristine! Wow, two sets of twins is amazing!! And you know what I’m totally gonna have to make for lunch today? This gorgeous soup. I LOVE tuscan-style soups and this just looks amazing!
Oh my goodness — TWO sets of twins?! I don’t know how I’d do that! So much to cuddle, I don’t think I’d get anything done! Lol. We are big soup eaters in the winter — I love how quickly this comes together!
Oh my gosh — two sets of twins? That sounds like a lot of work, and your sister is so lucky that you’re close by! This soup looks so delicious and hearty, perfect for the cold weather we’re having!
Two sets of twins?! Wow, that would be busy – 30 minute meals and make ahead meals would definitely be needed! This soup looks fantastic, perfect for the cold winter days!
This looks so healthy and delicious, Kristine! I love when comfort food is actually good for us! YUM!
Two sets of twins!! Wowza! That’s a handful! But how awesome. 🙂 I’m sure they will be very appreciative of all your delicious food. This soup looks awesome, and easy and quick is definitely a good thing!
This looks so delicious, Kristine! And OMG – two sets of twins?! Definitely need quick food dealing with that 😀 haha. Love this!
Two sets of twins – OMG I can’t even imagine. I can barely take care of my dog. That’s amazing. You’re sister is lucky to have you helping her out with the cooking (and baby snuggling!). This soup looks perfect, Kristine!
Oh my goodness! Two sets of twins. That’s incredible.
Love how healthy and comforting this soup looks!
2 sets of twins?! What are the chances of that?! How fun for her. Those kiddos sure have a great aunt! This soup sounds delicious!
Yum! I love the look of this soup! Bean soup is always a hit around here. And two sets of twins?! Wow! How exciting!
Yay congrats to your sister! She is lucky to have you for help! This soup looks amazing and perfect for a busy night! 😉
Oh my gosh, two sets of twins!! That is a lot to keep up with, haha! I’m sure she is loving it though! Congrats to you, Auntie!
This soup sounds so comforting and healthy, two things which I love!
The weather has finally turned chilly and a bowl of soup is just the ticket! I did not have kale on hand, but I had just bought brussels sprouts… It’s on the stove cooking now and smells delicious!
This soup was delicious!!! I added some cooked shredded chicken to the pot at the end for some extra protein. I will definitely be making this again!
The shredded chicken is a great idea! I’m glad you liked this soup!