Cannellini White Bean Soup with Swiss Chard

White bean and Swiss chard soup
White bean and greens soup photo by Julie Clancy / Getty Images
  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Cannellini beans and Swiss chard combine in this healthy and simple white bean soup recipe. It's low-fat, vegetarian and vegan, and the Swiss chard makes it very nourishing.

Don't throw out those Swiss chard stems! Add them to the pot whenever you next make a soup or vegetable broth.

This soup is both vegetarian and vegan. Need this recipe to be gluten-free, too? Just omit the optional pasta or orzo, and be sure your vegetable broth is gluten-free.

See also: More vegetable soup recipes

What You'll Need

  • 2/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped small
  • 2 ribs celery, diced cup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained
  • 2 cups chopped Swiss chard
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (optional)
  • 1/3 cup macaroni, small shells, or orzo pasta (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a large soup pot, sautee the onion, carrot, celery and garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add beans, vegetable broth, Swiss chard, corn, macaroni pasta and Italian seasoning to the pot, stirring to combine.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a medium simmer. Heat for 8-10 minutes, until macaroni and chard are both cooked.

Enjoy your white bean and chard soup!