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Tasty Thursday: Tuscan Bean Soup

You remember the Barilla deal at ShopRite right?

How could you forget? It was last week. And the catalina is still printing this week. This week, the Barilla is on sale for 3/$5, which isn’t as good as last week when it was $.78 a box. But, hey, it’s still not that bad since you’re getting $2 back when you buy three. Use the $1/2 coupon from Sunday, and you can still get them for 3/$2.

Combine the 11 cent pasta [[that’s what we got last week]] with the colder weather, and you’ve got the recipe for Tuscan Bean Soup.

Perfect for this weather we’re having in New York. Absolutely perfect. So perfect, my boyfriend made it last week using his mom’s recipes. The recipe is hers, as is, so it doesn’t mention the Barilla, but we serve it over shells [[which I don’t know the name of, to be honest]].

What you’ll need:

  • Brown 1/2 pkg. Panchetta in 1-Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic — chopped
  • 1 small onion — chopped
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 2 Tablspoons olive oil
  • 2-15 oz cans cannellini beans (with liquid)
  • 1-32 oz box reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2-3 tsp. dried Italian seasoning — crushed
  • 1 5 oz. pkg. baby spinach
  • Black pepper
What you’ll do:
  • Cook + stir carrots + onion/garlic in 2-Tbl. olive oil over med-high heat for 3 mins. Add beans, broth + seasoning. Bring to boil slightly mashing beans. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add spinach to soup — cook until wilted. Serve with garlic bread — Enjoy!


  1. Regan January 6, 2014 8:29 pm Reply

    This sounds great! I pinned it to try later


  2. Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm September 1, 2014 9:57 pm Reply

    Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.


  3. Cheryl September 6, 2014 1:28 am Reply

    I love soup. This sounds yummy! Thanks for being an awesome part of TYSH recipe link party! Can’t wait to see what you’ll bring to help #stoptheyuck next week! HUGS


  4. KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper September 8, 2014 2:01 pm Reply

    Your Tuscan soup sounds absolutely delish. Can’t wait to try it, once the humidity abates here in SoCal. Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Pinned Come back Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Love to have you. theKitchenChopper.com


  5. Dori Shelton September 8, 2014 2:27 pm Reply

    Looks perfect for the fall/winter season that is coming sooner than we think!! Pinned for later. Thanks for sharing.



  6. Miz Helen September 9, 2014 10:36 am Reply

    What a nice bowl of soup to kick off the fall. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


  7. KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper September 10, 2014 11:19 am Reply

    Hello Divas! I wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up your wonderful tuscan soup at #theWeekendSocial. I will be featuring it on my blog for the next linky Thursday 9:00 PM EST. I hope you’ll stop by and take a look. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com


  8. Julie V. September 10, 2014 10:06 pm Reply

    I have never cooked with pancetta before, so thanks for the soup recipe.
    Also, I assume I add the browned pancetta to the soup last?


  9. Karen W September 11, 2014 7:51 am Reply

    This looks very tasty. I have one problem though, I do not know what panchetta is. Okay, two problems, I can’t get this to pin. I am glad you are linked up with Throwback Thursday Blog-Style though, because I will have to come back for the recipe, as soon as I find out what panchetta is and if I can get it in our small rural community. Thanks for sharing, hope to see you back again this week.


  10. Miz Helen September 12, 2014 12:07 pm Reply

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen


  11. Morgan September 14, 2014 9:17 am Reply

    This looks delcious and perfect for Fall!!


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