Monday, February 22, 2010

White Bean and Garlic Soup

This is awesome. Seriously. My husband could not stop eating and battled me for the leftovers.

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 sage leaf
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, cut in 1/2
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices ciabatta bread
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling


Place a medium, heavy soup pot over medium heat. Add the butter, olive oil, and shallot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the shallots are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the sage and beans and stir to combine. Add the stock and bring the mixture to a simmer. Add the garlic and simmer until the garlic is softened, about 10 minutes. Pour the soup into a large bowl. Use hand blender to soupify. (or use a blender if you don't have one. CAREFUL! it's hot) add the cream and the pepper.
eat and hoard the leftovers from your husband.
my kids were in love with dropping chunk of bread in the soup and eating it when it had soaked up the yumminess.
Recipe courtesy of: Giada

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