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White Bean and Spinach Soup

Posted: 12:35 PM, Sep 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-13 13:35:43-04

Lynne Tolley made Parmesan White Bean and Spinach Soup. For more information about Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House in Lynchburg, or to make reservations, call (931)759-7394.

White Bean & Spinach Soup with Parmesan Cheese

½ tablespoon olive oil, vegetable oil or bacon grease

½ onion, diced

½ yellow bell pepper, diced

3-4 cloves garlic, minced

3 cups vegetable or chicken stock

1 15oz can diced tomatoes

½ teaspoon sugar

2 tsp dried Italian herbs

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

2 15oz cans white beans (cannellini beans), drained & rinsed

2 cups (about 3 oz) baby spinach

½ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and pepper and cook until softened. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add broth, tomatoes, sugar, Italian herbs, salt, pepper and beans. Bring to a boil then lower the heat for about 15 minutes to blend the flavors.

Stir in spinach and continue to simmer until spinach has wilted. Taste to adjust salt & pepper if needed.

Garnish each bowl with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.