A bowl of hearty and healthy white bean soup is cold weather comfort food at its best (recipe here).
This Roasted Garlic Lover's White Bean Soup, which is so thick it should probably be called white bean stew, has been one of the most popular winter recipes on Farmgirl Fare ever since I originally shared it back in 2006.
It's packed with flavor and is so simple it can be made by nearly anyone. It can also be eaten by nearly everyone: it's vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and fat-free, and any ingredient except for the beans and water can be successfully omitted if necessary. If you're looking for recipes for Alejandro Junger's Clean Program, just swap the potatoes for extra turnips and you're good to go. (This Easy Spinach Soup Made with Fresh Spinach is another Clean Program recipe.)
This recipe also happens to be cheap to make, freezes beautifully, smells divine while simmering on the stove, and is really good for you. But most importantly? It tastes delicious—and it's even better the next day.
Love cozy soup season? You might also enjoy these Farmgirl Fare recipes:
Care for some homemade bread to go with your soup?
Beyond Easy Beer Bread (my most popular recipe)
Farmhouse White Classic Sandwich Bread (makes great rolls & buns too)
Oatmeal Toasting Bread (makes scrumptious rolls too)
Carrot Herb Rolls (and a wonderful bread baking book for beginners)
Still hungry? You'll find links to all my sweet and savory Less Fuss, More Flavor recipes in the Farmgirl Fare Recipe Index.
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