BEST Easy Soup Recipe - Italian Bean Soup

– SOUP – 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling – 3 garlic smashed – 1 small onion chopped – 4 carrots peeled and chopped – 3 celery stalks chopped – 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more to taste – 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary – 1 can chopped tomatoes I used 14 1/2 oz organic diced tomatoes – 2 15 oz. cans cannelini beans rinsed and drained – 2 15 oz. cans red kidney beans rinsed and drained – 2 bay leaves – 1 piece Parmeggiano Reggiano rind – salt to taste – 1 tablespoon vegetable base I use Better than Bouillon – 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano – 1 bunch kale stems and ribs discarded leaves chopped – if you are adding pasta 2 cups shell or ditalini pasta – Freshly ground pepper – CROSTINI – 1 loaf of Italian or French bread – 3 cloves chopped garlic – 6 tablespoons olive oil – 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese – 1/2 cup grated Gouda Asiago or mozzarella is also fine


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Cook time:60 min

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prep Time

10 min


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Looking for the best Easy Soup Recipe? Try our flavorful Italian Bean Soup — Zuppa di Fagioli is full of healthy vegetables and beans, which makes for the most perfect winter soup. The garlic and cheese crostini is just perfect to serve with this hearty soup! This healthy soup is vegetarian and gluten-free.

why you'll love this easy  soup recipe – This recipe is totally vegetarian and gluten-free – This delicious soup is also sugar-free, dairy-free and you could make it vegan buy leaving out the cheese (and cheese crostini. OR you could use your favorite vegan shreds. 

What is zuppa di fagioli soup good for? Bean soup is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It is also low in fat and calories, making it a healthy choice for those watching their weight.


Is this soup good 3 daysfor meal prep? Yes, bean soup is a really great recipe to make for meal prep. You could make a batch on Sunday and once it cools down, store in individual airtight containers. Enjoy for up to 3-4 days.


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