Recipe: Chunky and Hearty White Bean Soup

Dinner Recipes, Soups + Stew Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

PHOTO CREDIT: The Picky Eater

This chunky and hearty white bean soup is rich, super flavorful and filling. A great dinner option for a cold night, this soup is rich in complex carbs, full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and is also high in protein thanks to nutritional powerhouses known as navy beans. The soup is vegetarian, can easily be made ahead or frozen and is great for the whole family!


  • 3 (15-ounce) cans navy beans
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried small pasta shells
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese (2 tablespoons per serving, about 1 cup total)

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