White Bean Soup

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Gather up your ingredients

Gather up your ingredients

Chop your veggies

Chop your veggies

Saute onions and peppers

Saute onions and peppers

Add beans and seasoning mix

Add beans and seasoning mix

Add chicken stock, stir, cover and simmer

Add chicken stock, stir, cover and simmer

Okay. This is a soup that I have made for just the two of us and when we have a group of people over for dinner. Every time I make it for guests they seem to really like it. I've made it with and without chicken, made it with orzo, made it with vegetable stock rather than chicken (see variations on the bottom). Every single time it comes out tasting Oh sooo goood! And yes, this is another easy and quick recipe to make. Hope you like it as much as we do! 

Ingredients

2 cans of Cannellini Beans, 15.5 oz

1 packet of McCormick Chili White Chicken seasoning mix

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 large red pepper, chopped

1/2 of medium onion, chopped

2 TBS grated romano cheese or parmesan cheese

1 box of chicken stock, 32 oz

1 TBS parsley paste

1 handfull of spinach, coarsely chopped

2 TBS olive oil

Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

Heat oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and red pepper and cook until soften, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add beans and chili seasoning. Stir until combined and add chicken stock (whole box). Add parsley paste and stir. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add more water if needed and cook for another 5 minutes. Add spinach and cook for another 2 minutes. Add cheese, stir and serve. 

Variations

If using chicken: Buy rotisserie chicken and use chicken breasts only, cut into cubes. Add it after adding beans and follow rest of the recipe. 

If using orzo: Add 1/4 cup orzo after simmering for 10 minutes. Stir and follow rest of the recipe.