Italian White Bean Soup
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 3 cans white cannellini beans, drained
  • 4 cups chicken broth (if you like a rich chicken flavor add chicken bullion- I added 2 teaspoons)
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 4 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 stem fresh oregano, leaves removed and chopped
  • 1 fresh lemon wedged for juicing on top of each bowl of soup
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan/Romano Cheese
  1. In a 4 quart pot saute onion in butter and oil for 2 minutes.
  2. Add in celery and garlic and saute.
  3. Stir in flour.
  4. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Add in milk and stir in bean and heat them on medium until they come to a simmer.
  6. Add chopped spinach, basil, and oregano and stir.
  7. Serve soup with fresh squeezed lemon and grated cheese and toasted bread.
puree soup with an immersion blender if you'd like the soup smooth.
Recipe by Created by Diane at