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Recipe: White Bean Soup

In Products, Recipe, soup on February 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm

White Bean Soup

  So my youngest brought home a cold for the whole house to get infected with.  Sick and sniffling I decide that soup is what the soul was craving.  Which soup to make?  I always have the ingredients to make soup in my house which is a blessing.  I could have made a plain vegetable soup  or lentil soup but after reviewing my pantry I decided to go with Cannellini beans but you can use Navy beans too.  Below find the simple recipe for White Bean Soup with Egg Noodles. I have to give myself a pat on the back…this soup came out really good.


  • 32 oz box of low sodium vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 14.5 ounce can of white beans, rinse and drained
  • 1 medium shallot, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, srubbed and sliced
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and largely diced
  • 1 stalk of celery, sliced
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 tsp of dried thyme
  • 1 tsp of seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp of no-salt seasoning
  • 1/2 cup of wide egg noodles


  1. Warm oil in stock pot
  2. Saute shallot and garlic until soft
  3. Add celery, carrots, potato and beans
  4. Pour in vegetable stock and bring to a boil on high heat
  5. Mix in tomato paste and return to a boil
  6. Turn heat down to medium and stir in seasoning salt, pepper and no-salt seasoning
  7. Add complete sprigs of thyme and cover pot (fish them out when done cooking)
  8. Last 5 minutes of cooking add egg noodles ( don’t cover or the soup will overflow)
  9. Cook for 30 minutes checking liquid level every 15 minutes (if you need more liquid add more stock or water and season accordingly)

It was really good even the day after; I had it for a late breakfast today. FYI, the egg noodles suck up the a lot of the soup when it cools.  The result is a good “stoup” in the words of Rachel Ray. I hope you enjoy this instead of mom’s chicken noodle soup the next time you have the sniffles.

White Bean "Stoup"

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