Tuesday, January 8

Recipe: Roasted Garlic Lover's Easy White Bean Soup with Vegetables and Herbs

Roasted Garlic Lover's White Bean Soup 1
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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  1. I got some roasted garlic at a food swap in December. It's been in the freezer until I could figure out what to do with it. This is it. I'm making this on TH for dinner!

  2. We are in for some cold weather next week and this sounds like just the thing to have for supper one night! I have never tried roasting garlic but can imagine how much flavor it adds to this. Thanks for another great recipe! :)

  3. Oh dear, this looks terrific. As always, your timing Susan is spot on. The weather is gray and cold and I have a stash of beanies and my garlic is beginning to sprout. I am lamenting having left my potato harvest on the screen porch and am loath to admit I let it freeze. I am a California girl who goes barefoot everywhere still, even now here in Connecticut, and guess I never believed it would really get so cold that the potatoes would succumb. Another lesson learned about living in snow country. sob. Am looking forward to your lovely roasted garlic bean delight. Thank you!

  4. Just wanted to say I made this soup the weekend after you posted it, and it was easy and delicious and fed the two of us for a few meals. (And we even paired it with some sausage like you suggested.) I agree with the above comments that your timing in posting this recipe was perfect. Thanks for sharing it. I just might try the spinach soup next.


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