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Spicy Tomato, Bean, and Veggie Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Total: 50 min.
Here's a hearty, delicious, spicy, healthy, and soup. The tomato and white bean base works with just about any vegetables.


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped (I used a red onion)
  • 1 red, yellow, or green pepper
  • 3 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 26-ounce jar marinara sauce or crushed tomatoes with Italian spices
  • 2 14 ounce cans vegetable broth (can also use chicken)
  • 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup pastina pasta (or any small pasta)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • Warm the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat and chop your veggies.
  • Add the carrots, red pepper, onion, and garlic and sauté until soft, about 2 minutes. I let the veggies sauté a bit longer, like 5 to10 minutes on medium heat. It gave them a great crunch but still were cooked through.
  • Add the jar of marinara sauce, broth, cannellini beans, red pepper flakes, pasta, salt, and pepper.
  • Simmer for 10 to 20 min. Ladle into bowls, let it cool for a bit and then top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 316
  Calories from Fat 45 (14%)
(8%)Total Fat 5g
(4%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(36%)Sodium 873mg
(40%)Potassium 1401mg
Total Carbohydrate 53g
(45%)Dietary Fiber 11g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(32%)Protein 16g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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