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.

See Popular White Bean Soup Recipes

Slow Cooker White Bean with Fennel Soup

Swanson Broth & Stock

The slow cooker makes is easy to prepare this meatless main-dish soup that's brimming with white kidney beans, fennel, spinach and tomato.

Total: 7 hrs 15 mins
Total: 30 mins

Quick Comfort Food: Escarole and White Bean Soup

Healthy, comforting, and quick, this white bean soup has it all. Make a double batch and enjoy some for dinner tonight and lunches throughout the week.

Wholesome and Fast White Bean and Sausage Soup

Hearty yet healthy, this White Bean Sausage Soup gets dinner on the table in a flash without resorting to takeout.

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

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.

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

Smoky Ribollita

Food & Wine

Ribollita ("twice boiled" in Italian) is a Tuscan classic made from reheated minestrone. Charlie Parker spikes his version with sweet smoked paprika and fire-roasted tomatoes.

Total: 1 hr

Red Pepper & White Bean Soup


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

Cassoulet with Duck Confit

Food & Wine

Chef Laurence Jossel created this stripped-down version of the classic French stew, with creamy white beans, luscious store-bought duck confit, smoky French garlic sausage, and slab bacon. Letting the beans rest overnight develops their flavors.

Total: 3 hrs

Quick Three-Bean Chili

Food & Wine

Some chilis need to simmer for a long time to help the flavors develop. This one doesn't because Melissa Rubel Jacobson, F&W Test Kitchen Associate, mixes in a little bit of bacon, which instantly adds meatiness and a nice smoky flavor.

Total: 30 mins

White Bean, Bacon and Spinach Soup

The Food Channel

High in fiber and big on flavor, this robust soup is a meal in itself--a superb choice for a wintertime lunch or dinner.

Total: 2 hrs 30 mins

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

Family Circle

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

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

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