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Spinach Bean Soup

"This easy soup is so good, I had to send you the recipe to share it with as many people as possible," jots Melissa Griffin from Lansing, Michigan. Chock-full of pasta, beans and spinach, it makes a fresh-tasting and satisfying first course or a light meal in itself.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 cups packed torn fresh spinach
  • 1 can (16 ounces) navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked small tube pasta or other small pasta
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 8 teaspoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the water, tomato puree, broth, oregano, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the spinach, beans, cooked pasta and hot pepper sauce, heat through. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 243 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 940mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 7g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat.

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  • Connie Foreman
    Sep 5, 2014

    This is a simple and delicious soup. It is light and healthy and my family loves it.

    Mar 13, 2012

    Awesome recipe, I make every 2-3 weeks. Even my husband likes it. Do not bother with slow cooker, to easy to make on top of stove. I cook all but the spinach and beans till the rice is cooked then I add them in. Found out chicken broth works just as good and is cheaper.

  • maratha
    Jun 1, 2010

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  • daisey5
    Jan 30, 2010

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  • voisincook
    Jan 17, 2010

    This soup was delicious. I tore the spinach but will probably tear it into a lot smaller pieces next time, and there will be a next time!

  • loribtian
    Mar 4, 2008

    I made this soup the other day, and I can't believe how much I loved it! In fact, I am planning on making it again this weekend. It was very easy to make, and super flavorful. Nice and healthy too. I am sharing it with everyone I know.