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Tomato White Bean Soup is a delicious tomato soup full of, white beans, vegetables and fresh basil pureed into a warm and hearty soup.

Sponsored by REAL® Seal.

bowl of Tomato White Bean Soup

Tomato White Bean Soup

In my house if I make a batch of tomato soup it is all mine. 🙂 My husband isn’t a tomato soup kind of guy.  Me on the other hand, I could eat two bowls in one sitting. Especially if grilled cheese is involved!

Tomato White Bean Soup is similar to your traditional tomato soup but with added vegetables, white beans and fresh basil, pureed and topped with grilled cheese croutons.  Not only does this soup taste rich and flavorful but there are added health benefits when eating tomato soup.  It offers you a good source of vitamin C and A and is an antioxidant.  You can feel good eating this soup for more than just the comfort it offers on a cold day.

Tomato White Bean Soup recipe

Speaking of comfort–as I get bigger with pregnancy and a little more uncomfortable I need a bowl of comfort after a long day at work. I recently had the realization that I am fast approaching my third trimester of pregnancy! I can’t believe how fast time has gone this time around.  My two year old has definitely offered good distraction with his constant energy.

When I made this Tomato White Bean Soup I knew I wanted it to have a thicker consistency so I added milk (plus it gives you that added calcium).  People across America consume dairy products on a daily basis and my family is no exception.  Whether I am adding milk to Baked Mac & Cheese or this Tomato White Bean Soup to thicken it up, or giving my son a glass, it is a staple in my house. When buying dairy products for my family it is important to make sure I am buying a good, quality product and to support our American dairy farmers whenever possible.  When I go to the store to buy milk, or other dairy products,  I look for the REAL® Seal logo which is an assurance that I am buying a good quality dairy product.

delicious Tomato White Bean Soup

REAL® Seal was started four decades ago and is an assurance that the dairy you are buying is made from milk from cows on U.S. dairy farms, and met strict manufacturing requirements.  For a  country that consumes so much dairy that is important!


Tomato White Bean Soup

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Soup, Dinner


Hearty Tomato White Bean Soup is a mix of tomato, fresh basil, vegetables and white beans pureed into a smooth, warm soup and topped with grilled cheese croutons.



  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 115-ounce can cannellini (white) beans, drained and rinsed
  • 128-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable)
  • Parmesan or Romano cheese rind (optional)
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat (2%) milk (milk of your choice)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (extra for garnish)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional for spice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of salt
  • For Grilled Cheese Croutons
  • 2 slices of sourdough bread
  • 2 sharp cheddar cheese slices
  • Butter


  1. Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a large pot. Add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add the beans, tomatoes, broth, Parmesan rind (optional), bay leaf, basil, thyme, pepper, salt and red pepper flakes. Bring the soup to a boil over high heat, then reduce to low, add milk and stir well. Simmer for 30-35 minutes, covered.
  3. Discard bay leaves and Parmesan cheese rind. Puree the soup in a blender in batches depending on the consistency you want.
  4. Return the soup to the pot covered until ready to serve.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, grilled cheese croutons and fresh basil.
  6. For Grilled Cheese Croutons
  7. Butter one side of each slice of bread. In a medium skillet place one slice of bread and cheese slices and the top of the bread with the butter side up.
  8. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side making sure not to burn, flipping to the next side until done.

Adapted from Giada de Laurentiis

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Thursday 5th of December 2013

can't wait to try this recipe, tomato soup is my fav soup & I love white beans, perfect combo i think. Def would love some extra $ for Christmas presents for my son.


Tuesday 5th of November 2013

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Tuesday 5th of November 2013

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