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Tomato Green Bean Soup

This colorful soup is delicious any time of year. When I can't get homegrown tomatoes and green beans, I've found that frozen beans and canned tomatoes (or even stewed tomatoes) work just fine. Served with warm breadsticks, this soup is a complete meal. —Bernice Nolan, Granite City, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings (2-1/4 quarts)


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion and carrots in butter for 5 minutes. Stir in the broth, beans and garlic; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 5 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 58 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 535mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable.

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  • Inara
    Oct 5, 2020

    I used all fresh ingredients - green beans, tomatoes, basil. And, I made it in vegetable stock combined with chicken stock.

  • Kris Hodges
    Nov 18, 2019

    Delicious soup! I sauted the onion and carrots and about 12 ozs of cubed ham and only used 4 cups of broth. I used 1 can of Italian style petite diced tomatoes and about 4 little Campari tomatoes. This was very flavorful. I will definitely make this one again and again. So simple but some delicious.

  • Mayukha
    Jul 2, 2019

    No comment left

  • SaraM15
    Apr 1, 2016

    Loved the soup recipe. I used can of diced tomatoes, and I added diced ham, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and a few handfuls of small pasta. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing, Bernice!

  • Libyan1
    Dec 13, 2015

    I like it before I try it.

  • bevery1949
    Sep 3, 2015

    Made recipe as written. My husband loves soup for lunch. He had a 2nd bowl. Will try it with my homemade stewed tomatoes and my frozen green beans this winter.

  • bjsilve0
    Dec 11, 2011

    Very good and low Weight Watcher points.

  • debbysbydesign
    Sep 29, 2011

    Oops for got to rate this yummy soup. Left my review abrove. ;-)

  • debbysbydesign
    Sep 29, 2011

    Made this with my fresh garden veggies and added sauteed chicken breast. Yummy...very tasty! My family is going to like this.

  • LegalSec
    Apr 6, 2011

    Very tasty soup. Good seasoning. I added some uncooked spiral rotini, red pepper flakes and instead of fresh tomatoes I added a can of petite diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil.