Vegetable White Bean Soup

by Brittany on September 9, 2011

After purchasing two bags-worth of honey gold potatoes on sale at Publix yesterday, I decided that the best way to use them up would be in the form of a winter-vegetable soup. I threw together this boyfriend-approved quick and healthy soup recipe, packed with good-for-you veggies and white kidney beans. The best part is that it’s easily adaptable, so feel free to add or subtract any vegetables you’d like!

Easy healthy vegetable soup

Serves: 4-6

Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  •   2 sliced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped green beans
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 cups of sliced potatoes (I used honey gold)
  • 1 can Cannellini white kidney beans (19 oz.)
  • 1 cup fresh chopped spinach
  • 1 can vegetable broth (16 oz.)
  • 1 can of water
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Creole seasoning
  • Salt & pepper

Directions:

1. In a large pot, combine carrots, green beans, onion, potatoes, kidney beans, spinach, vegetable broth, and water.

2.  Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat, then cover and allow to cook for 20 minutes. Add in oregano and seasonings to taste.

Vegetable Bean Soup

A bit to think about: Do you prefer broth or cream-based soups?

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Squirrel Snackin' September 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I prefer broth based soups. :) Cream ones make me feel not so good! I almost bought a cute little bag of potatoes at Publix yesterday..until I remembered I had to walk home with them. Great simple veggie soup recipe!
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Itty Bits of Balance September 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm

You should have gone for the taters! Now you left the cute little things all alone at Publix :(

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Emma September 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I like broth-based just because they tend to have more things in them… I get bored with creamy puree soups. The more different ingredients the better–and your soup definitely meets that criteria! Yummm

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Sam September 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm

This sounds really good! I love soup and it honestly is starting to get cold around here so I think it’s time for it! I like both broth and cream based, but
I don’t like things too creamy tasting when it comes to soup. Not good on the tummy.
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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles September 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I like both! I tend to stick to the broth based ones because I know that they are better for me though. But they are all pretty tasty!
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Barefoot Pregnant and In The Kitchen September 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm

That looks so good! I like both kids of soups… my all time favorite being Cheddar Broccoli Soup…. Its fall weather up here so today we are using up the end of our tomato crop in a roasted tomato and pepper soup for tonights dinner.
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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Yum! this soup sounds great! I lovve white beans :)
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Carolina @ Peas in a Blog September 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Broth soup is my favorite & this one looks good & easy to make. Awesome!
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Meredith @ food, shoes, and booze September 9, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I loooove soup at this time of year! I like broth-based more, but I am a fan of broccoli & cheddar :)
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Itty Bits of Balance September 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm

oooo I’m a sucker for broccoli cheddar!

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Tracy @ Tracy's Treats September 9, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I prefer broth based soups! I love making homemade vegetable and lentil soups!
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Kristen @ notsodomesticated September 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm

I like both! I like creamy soups but I know they usually aren’t as healthy, so I tend to stick to broth-based.

This recipe looks great and super yummy! :)
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Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog September 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I prefer broth based soup because I don’ feel weighted down after I eat them. Your soup looks great! I can’t wait to try it. :)
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Itty Bits of Balance September 9, 2011 at 6:01 pm

It was great ;)

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Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola September 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Ohh what a delicious looking soup!! Thank you for the recipe! I’ve never actually made my own soup before because I thought it was too hard but now I feel like I can give it a try! And I prefer broth based soups! My only exception is for tomato basil or butternut squash soups (my faves) as long as they don’t have milk or cream added because that upsets my stomach!

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Jayme @ Runner-n-Spice September 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Broth, of course!! Cream soups make me feel gross after…… :/
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