Tuscan Ham & Bean Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
A delicious combination of veggies, beans, and ham!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - cup(s) chopped ham
  • 1 - Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) Cannellini beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) red kidney beans
  • 4 - cup(s) vegetable stock
  • 10 - oz. 10 oz. box(es) frozen spinach
  • 1 - tsp dried basil
  • 1 - tsp dried thyme
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - shredded Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - loaf bread**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Chop the white onion(s). Peel and chop the carrots.
  2. Open and drain the cans of beans.
  3. Thaw the frozen spinach.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and saute the chopped onion and carrots. Mix in the chopped ham, minced garlic and then pour in all the cans of drained beans and the vegetable stock. Bring to bubbling, then reduce heat and stir in the spinach, basil and thyme. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese.
  5. Warm the loaf bread.
  6. Serve Tuscan Ham & Bean Soup with warm loaf bread and butter.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Partially thaw 2 boxes of frozen spinach.
  2. Chop 2 white onions. Peel and chop 8 whole carrots.
  3. Open and drain 2 cans of red kidney beans and the 2 cans of cannellini beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • Half of the chopped carrots
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - 15 oz. can cannellini beans, drained
  • 1 - 15 oz. can red kidney beans, drained
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 - 10 oz. box frozen spinach
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when omit the Parmesan cheese.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Tuscan Ham & Bean Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes. Garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese.
Serve with loaf bread.