Why is there something so incredibly comforting about soup? The warmth, the veggies, and the leftovers are all contributing factors to why I make soup so frequently when the fall and winter rolls around.
This week, the crew at Sunday Supper are sharing their favorite one pot recipes. Seriously, can you beat a one pot recipe? I know I’m a fan. The less cleaning up involved after serving dinner, the better! This White Bean and Spinach Soup is one of my all time favorite recipes. I have made it so many times over the past few years, I know it by heart.
I do love the ability to customize this recipe. I use the base as a starting point, but it happens to be one of those dinners that can be a huge help in cleaning out the refrigerator as well. I’ll throw some diced zucchini or squash in, extra Italian sausage, sliced bell peppers, and the like. Whatever happens to be on hand tends to get added to the pot. Score!
Not only is this a one pot dish, but it makes enough to feed a crowd. I love making this soup just for me and Justin; it makes enough for 3 dinners for the two of us. I have to admit, at this point in time with my new job, the leftovers can be a huge life saver!
Do you have a favorite one pot meal you make?
White Bean and Spinach Soup
***makes about 6 generous servings***
Adapted from Kroger Culinary
2 slices 1/4″ thick low sodium ham, diced into cubes (about 1 cup)
1 cup matchstick or shredded carrots
4 beef bouillon cubes
1 jar (26oz) Italian Sausage with Peppers sauce (I like Classico or Newman’s Own)
1/2 cup red wine of your choice
1 bag (9 oz) pre-washed fresh spinach (you can use frozen if desired, just make sure it is thawed and drained)
1/4 cup fresh basil, cut into a chiffonade.
2 cans (19oz total) cannellini or Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
Shaved parmesan cheese
1. Heat a large stock pot over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes; add ham and carrots and saute for 3-5 minutes until they become aromatic.
2. Add bouillon cubes and 3 cups of hot water to the pot. Increase the temperature on the burner to bring the ingredients to a boil, then immediately lower the heat to simmer for about 5 minutes.
3. Next, add the jar of pasta sauce, wine, spinach, and fresh basil. Simmer for about 10 minutes, allowing the spinach leave to wilt, stirring occasionally to incorporate them into the soup.
4. Finally, add the rinsed and drained beans, and mix to combine them in the soup. Simmer for another 10-15 minutes, until contents are heated through. Serve with fresh shaved parmesan cheese; enjoy!
Make sure you check out the other one pot wonders from the Sunday Supper crew!
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- Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup by Neighborfood
- Lasagna Soup by The ROXX Box
- Beefy Skillet Nacho Bake by The Weekend Gourmet
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- Korean Oxtail Soup (Kkori Gomtang) by kimchi MOM
- Fall Squash Chili by Pescetarian Journal
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- Brew Stewed Beef by The Foodie Army Wife
- Dr. Pepper Shredded Chicken (slow cooker) by girlichef
- Pepper Beef Stew by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Red Wine, Carrots and Tomatoes by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Fabulous French Cassoulet by Webicurean
- Slowcooker Coq Au Vin by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Claypot Braised Tofu by My Trials in the Kitchen
- Moroccan Lentil Ragout with Poached Eggs by The Wimpy Vegetarian
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- Slow Cooker Hawaiian Kalua Pork by Shockingly Delicious
- Chicken and Dumplings by Hip Foodie Mom
- Spicy Tomato Pasta by Supper for a Steal
- Spicy Coconut Chicken Casserole by The Urban Mrs.
- Carnitas with Queso Fresco Enchiladas by Casa de Crews
- Slow Cooker Garlic and Herb Pork Chops and Veggies by Cookin’ Mimi
- Jambalaya by Country Girl in the Village
- Easy Oven Sweet & Sour Chicken by Momma’s Meals
- Asian Chicken Rice Pot by a distinguished palate
- Quick One Pot Red Beans and Rice by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Sweet & Sour Vegetarian Stir Fry by Foxes Love Lemons
- One-Pot Lentil Chicken by Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Beef and Quince Tajine by MarocMama
- Slow-Cooked Italian Beef Sandwiches by Juanita’s Cocina
- Sunday Supper Pork and Chorizo by Family Foodie
- Mediterranean Chicken Bake by The Dinner-Mom
- Easy Chorizo, Corn and Potatoes by Mama’s Blissful Bites
- Crockpot Roasted Corn, Tomato and Broccoli Risotto by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Quick ‘n Easy Asian-Style Quinoa by NinjaBaking.com
- Pan-fried Chicken with Bacon and Asparagus by Food Lust People Love
- Vegetarian Chipotle Tamale Pie by Curious Cuisiniere
- Turkey Sausage and Noodle Pesto by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- One Pot Coconut Rice Shrimp Pilaf by Sue’s Nutrition Buzzz
- One Pot Spicy Pasta by Mess Makes Food
“Can’t say no” Desserts
- Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding by Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Busy-Day S’mores Cake by Treats & Trinkets
- Mascarpone Pumpkin Cheesecake in the Microwave by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Spice Apple Crisp by Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Flourless Almond Butter Cookies by Pies and Plots