Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Italian Bean Soup - Quick to Make, Healthy, and So Delish on Wintry Evenings

I threw together this soup the other night and it was so quick and easy that I wanted to share it with you.  Perfect to warm you on a cold evening, and full of healthy ingredients!

Italian Bean Soup

1 can diced tomatoes with juice
1 can drained kidney beans
1 can drained cannelini beans
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms
2 cups water
2 chicken (or vegetarian) boullion cubes
1/2 cup orzo
1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 finely chopped garlic clove

Place all ingredients in a large pot.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.  Serve topped with freshly grated parmesan.

Yield:  around 6 1/2 cups, so if you have a large family or want leftovers, you'll need to double the recipe.

We served our with hunks of garlic Artisan bread, and a side of roasted broccoli.


Anonymous said...

This looks yummy. I made something similar recently with spinach.

Nancy said...

OMG -- that's what I'v been craving! I'm so tired of budget low-calorie, low-fat frozen dinners.

Tiggeriffic said...

This looks like really good soup.. Wintertime is always a good time to have soup.
I was just wondering how many times a week do you drink that wheatgrass?

Have a tiggeriffic day~! ta ta for now from Iowa

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well, you could drink it every day if you wanted. I just have it for an occassional treat ;-)

Doris Sturm said...

Mmmm - that sounds wonderful. I make a lot of soups and bean dishes for myself so I can just reheat and eat. I love it simple and healthy!

Chatty Crone said...

I made a copy of this - looks easy and yummy. Sandie

jp@A Green Ridge said...

Now that I can deal with...definitely!...:)JP

Angela said...

That sounds and looks good! I've never had it before. I'll have to give that one a try!

Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Boy, does this sound good! I love soups like this in the winter. Thanks for sharing.

laughwithusblog said...

This looks so good. I've been thinking about making a big pot of beans. It sure sounds yummy on these cold days.