Tuscan White Bean Soup with Prosciutto

This Tuscan White Bean Soup with Prosciutto soup recipe comes together really quickly, and it is absolutely delicious. Try serving it with a green salad and garlic toast.

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Tuscan White Bean Soup with Prosciutto

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped prosciutto or ham (about 2 ounces)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • Two 19-ounce cans cannellini beans (or other white beans), undrained
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • One 15.75-ounce can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons sherry (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the prosciutto, and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes or until soft.
  2. Add the water, beans, bay leaves and broth, and bring soup to a boil. Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer soup for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the parsley, sherry and black pepper; cook for 1 minute. Discard bay leaves.

Tips:

  • If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use brands of prosciutto, chicken broth and beans that are known to be GF.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 1 1/2 cups) Calories: 356, Fat: 7.8g, Saturated Fat: 1.3g, Sodium: 817mg, Fiber: 7.8g, Protein: 20.4g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Carbohydrates: 53.4g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS per serving: Freestyle SmartPoints:  3, Points Plus Program: 9, Old Points Program: 7
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (via Cooking Light)

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