Basic Italian Bean Soup

Basic Italian Bean Soup

Soups, Stews and Chili Soup Beans and Peas

Simple and basic Italian bean soup. Great for a quick fix during the week. My Italian mother-in-law rattled this one out to me over the phone years ago. So glad I wrote it down quick! She doesn't remember telling me. The kids love it for a simple and quick dinner.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 210
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 25m


  • olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, or more to taste
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 24 ounces prepared cannellini beans
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • 1   Heat olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes; add garlic and continue cooking until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  • 2   Pour tomato sauce into the pot; stir. Add cannelini beans, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the beans are hot, 5 to 7 minutes more.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 4.3g 7%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 997mg 40%
Potassium 494mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 34.6g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9.3g 37%
Protein 8.9g 18%
Sugars 6g  
Vitamin A 508IU  
Vitamin C 12mg  
Calcium 99mg  
Iron 4mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 2mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 24mg  
Folate 21mcg