Tasty. Essentially a chicken broth soup with beans and pasta. We'll use a low-sodium chicken broth next time because the regular chicken broth's saltiness kept us from tasting the tomatoes and spinach (the latter not being a bad thing!). The spinach really adds color to the soup. We also substituted pinto beans and the soup was just fine.
Amazing I didn't change a thing in the ingredients however many options do come to mind. Smashing the white beans adds a thickening agent which really makes the soup. This is awesome and a whole batch keeps me in lunches for over a week! What a healthy alternative to eating out!
Don't skip this recipe if you happen not to have the exact ingredients on hand. This is OUTSTANDING - my substitutions were not to improve this dish--only to use what I had on hand. I used diced tomatoes with green chilies and even French green beans because I didn't have the spinach. The soup was still wonderful. Hubby LOVED it and I will make it again and again. Quick easy healthy and delicious. What more could one want? Thank you EW for submitting this recipe. It's a keeper in our household. HippieChick Chapel Hill NC
EW is a great resource. I hate to waste so I was looking for recipes to incorporate Thanksgiving left overs. This soup was excellent! I was able to add the Turkey carrots and collard greens to the regular ingredients. The best part is that my family didn't feel we were having the Holiday dinner over again. I am also going to use the Chicken Pot Pie recipe as well. Courtney Boston MA
I make this soup for my husband who absolutely loves it! Our whole house smells wonderful as the broth cooks with the garlic and rosemary. We like some protein so I took a precooked rotisserie chicken and took the meat off and added it to the soup as the pasta shells were halfway cooked. And I recently made it for a dinner party by doubling the batch. Also I use cooked fresh spinach added at the last 5 minutes or so instead of frozen. Delicious and hearty I would recommend this soup!