White Bean Soup

From Tuscany to Mexico, cultures around the world have discovered the magic of white bean soup. These easy white bean soup recipes let you explore the many interpretations using escarole, kale, ham, chicken, and sausage.

Red Pepper & White Bean Soup


You only need to cook this soup for five minutes before serving. Who needs the canned stuff?

White Bean Soup with Sausage and Kale

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this hearty high-fiber bean soup recipe for dinner on chilly evenings.

Total: 30 mins

Pumpkin-Bean Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Flavored with pumpkin and coconut milk, this super fast soup is ready in 15 minutes. Canned pumpkin and cannellini beans are the timesaving secrets.

Total: 15 mins

White Bean and Fennel Soup

Family Circle

Minestrone recipes don't come much easier than this slow cooker soup. Just plug in your slow cooker, pour the ingredients in the bowl, and add the pasta during the last 10 minutes.

Spicy White Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Green chiles, fragrant garlic, and the perfect blend of herbs and spices lend just the right amount of heat and flavor to this delicate yet satisfying white chili. Short on time? Take advantage of your supermarket deli and use a deli rotisserie chicken. Simply shred the meat with your fingers or two forks while the rest of the ingredients simmer.

Total: 50 mins

Creamy Bean Soup

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Cannellini beans, also known as white kidney beans, are pureed in the blender adding to the creaminess of the cheesy soup. Egg yolks make it extra rich.

Tuscan Bean Soup with Spinach

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Simmering both beef and ham shanks with beans and vegetables gives this soup its rich, bold flavors. Make ahead so you can come home to a gratifying soup supper during a busy week.

Minestrone with Fennel and Ham

Better Homes and Gardens

Fennel imparts a licoricelike taste to this Italian vegetable soup.

Mixed Bean Soup

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With fewer than 300 calories and just 4 grams of fat, this soup is healthfully filling.

Chicken and Vegetable Bean Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

This healthy, low-fat soup can be prepped in just 15 minutes then cooked in the slow cooker until dinner.

Tuscan Chicken Bean and Kale Soup with Crispy Haricot Verts

Diabetic Living

Toss chicken sausage into a classic minestrone soup for more protein and flavor, then pair with crunchy green bean "fries" for a light lunch.

Italian Greens, Beans, and Vegetable Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

Ladle up bowls of this nutritional powerhouse. It's low in fat, too.

Total: 35 mins

Meatball Cassoulet

Better Homes and Gardens

Cassoulet is a rustic stew from the Southwest of France that's made with white beans and a variety of meats. This recipe relies on work-saving frozen meatballs and smoked turkey sausage.

Prairie-Style Bean Soup with Beef Ribs

Midwest Living

The ribs are simmered until tender then coated in barbecue sauce to make a hearty topper for the flavorful soup.

Chunky White Bean Soup


Using lean ground turkey breast keeps this 20-minute dinner low in fat.

Total: 20 mins


Family Circle

This version of the classic Italian soup includes turkey meatballs, which are added in the last step of this vegetable soup recipe. Purists can leave them out.

Pasta Fagioli Soup

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