Tuscan Bean Soup

Recipe

Preparation minutes
Cook time minutes
ServingsServes 4
Episode226
32,234

Ingredients

  • 2 15oz cans of Cannelini Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Large Onion, diced
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp of fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 3 ˝ cups of Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tbsp of Heavy Cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 6 oz of Pancetta, diced
  • 6 Fresh Sage Leaves, chopped
  • For the Costini
  • Fresh Baguette slices
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Freshly grated Parmiggiano Reggiano

Preparation

    1) In a large pot over medium heat, sauté the onions and garlic with 1 tbsp of olive oil, season with salt and pepper and let it cook for about 7 to 8 minutes or until translucent and slightly golden.

    2) Add the fresh thyme and the beans, give them a stir to combine with the onions and add the stock. Bring to a boil and let it cook for about 10 minutes.

    3) Meanwhile cook the pancetta and sage in a small sauté pan until they are nice and crispy. Drain on a paper towel lined plate and set aside.

    4 ) Meanwhile place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and drizzle them with a bit of olive oil, bake them at 400 deegrees for about 10 minutes, then top them with some freshly grated parmiggiano and put them back in the oven for 4 to 5 more minutes.

    5) Add the heavy cream and stir, using an emergent blender, puree the soup until desired consistency, adjust the seasoning to taste and ladle in a soup bowl. Top with some of the crispy pancetta and sage and serve the parmesan crostini along side.