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Tuscan Bean Soup

Here's my version for a delicious Tuscan Bean Soup that's loaded with bacon, smoked sausage and lots of beans, comfort food at its finest. This is an easy to make, hearty and delicious soup. Entirely a meal on it's own, it's perfect or fall and winter weather or busy weeknights anytime of the year!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: tuscan bean soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 462kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 6 ounce smoked sausage cut into small pieces, any smoked sausage will work
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 38 ounce cannellini beans 2 cans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon paprika sweet or smoked
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon: Add the bacon to a soup pot or a large dutch oven and fry until crispy. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Cook onion and sausage: To the same pot add the olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Next, add the onion and the sausage to the pot and cook until the onion is translucent and the sausage is slightly browned. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, another minute.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients: Next add in the beans, broth, heavy cream, paprika, rosemary, thyme, and bay leaves, half the cooked bacon and season with salt and pepper. Stir well.
  • Cook: Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for another 20 minutes. If the soup is too thick add more water, or if you want it thicker add another can of beans.
  • Garnish & Serve: Garnish the soup with remaining bacon and serve.

Notes

  1. Store leftover bean soup in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat on the stove top or in the microwave.
  2. You can also freeze your soup, which is a huge time saver for future meals! Make sure your soup has completely cooled, then place in an airtight container and store in the freezer for 2-6 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 829mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 5mg