A well-stocked pantry is a good starting point for making a hearty homemade soup like this one--just add some fresh vegetables, bread and cheese and you've got dinner (and tomorrow's lunch). Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2003

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Mash 1 1/2 cups beans with a fork.

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  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat in a Dutch oven or soup pot. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cabbage and minced garlic; cook, stirring often, until the cabbage has wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth, mashed beans and whole beans; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover and simmer until the cabbage is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Season with pepper.

  • Shortly before the soup is ready, toast bread lightly and rub with the cut side of the garlic clove (lightly or heavily depending on taste). Divide toast among 8 soup plates. Ladle soup over the toast and sprinkle with cheese. Drizzle about 1 teaspoon oil over each serving. Serve immediately.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through step 2. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat on the stovetop.

Nutrition Facts

305 calories; 11.3 g total fat; 3.7 g saturated fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 868 mg sodium. 610 mg potassium; 36.6 g carbohydrates; 9.9 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 15.7 g protein; 474 IU vitamin a iu; 15 mg vitamin c; 104 mcg folate; 149 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 64 mg magnesium;

Reviews (12)

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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2019
My Dad often made savoy cabbage and bean soup as cabbage is an excellent source of a variety of vitamins such as A B6 Calcium and iron. It is also a great diuretic. I have used polish sausage sliced like coins for starters in oil and garlic adding the chicken broth and beans. I have used a variety of white beans and I found northern beans with jalapeño that make it very tasty. I always sprinkle Italian seasoning and black pepper. Years ago I served this to a neighbor and her children and they continued to asked to make it. They still come home and ask her to make it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2018
I found this recipe a couple years ago and I ve been making the soup ever since then. It s delicious and hearty. I have modified the recipe by adding about a half a can of diced tomatoes and I usually throw in either some spinach or escarole whatever I have on hand. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2013
Delicious! I made this soup for dinner tonight and thought it was delicious! After reading the previous comments I added a potato shredded carrot and Italian seasoning. I'm glad I did! It just made the soup that much more filling. It took a little bit of prep to get all the veggies ready but then the soup comes together very easily. I'm trying to eat healthier and watch my portions but I had to have a second bowl of this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2013
So easy and delicious I made this on a Sunday night and packed the leftovers for lunch at work. I also added a little pancetta and grated asiago for extra flavor which was delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2012
This soup is a delicious inexpensive & healthy meal. I exchanged one can of cannellini beans for black beans added a little italian seasoning & toasted homemade bread. Yum! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I love this soup! Its easy to make very inexpensive and loaded with taste! Just the right meal for a cold winters day! I make this dish all the time and even my kids love it! Thanks for sharing! Russ Adams Idaho Falls ID Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Easy hearty delicious soup that warms you to the bone on cold winter days. Highly recommend! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This soup is delicious. I dice a large potato and about a cup of mini carrots as I like the soup thicker. This never goest to waste. A great chilly day dinner. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe is Delicious especially on cold or chilly days. I dice a large potato and and about a cup of mini carrots as I like this soup a tad thicker. It never goes to waste. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
The garlic bread made the soup. Once you ran out of bread the soup was bland and the consistency... well let's just say my husband compared it to the food that has already gone through the food processor. Overall edible but not something we will make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
My kids just love this recipe especially putting fontina in their soup. Got my mom hooked on it too. A few times I've run into canned beans that were kind of mushy. It's much better if the beans hold up a little bit. I like that it's a nice vegetarian meal very easy to make chance to use my favorite olive oil. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Good. I felt like I needed a bit more thickness--maybe another can of beans? Has anyone tried that? Read More