When my aunt Gail and I traveled through Tuscany we had many versions of traditional bean soup during the primo, or first, course. The creaminess and ease of preparation make this a staple of the pureed and then the soft diet, but it is so good that you will make it as a quick supper on many occasions. Serve with a tossed salad.

Tuscan White Bean Soup

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Creamy Tuscan Bean Soup
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  • Two 15-ounce cans great northern or cannellini beans, drained
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth - Swanson low salt is excellent
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place the beans, stock, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and red pepper flakes into a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into a medium saucepan, add the olive oil, bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls.
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