Rustic Tuscan Gluten Free White Bean Soup

Rustic Tuscan Gluten Free White Bean Soup

This flavorful, rustic gluten free Tuscan soup is a great way to warm up on chilly days. The mouth-watering combination of pancetta, porcini mushrooms, and hearty cannellini beans makes this a satisfying lunch or light dinner when paired with a crisp, green side salad.

Money-Saving Tip: In many parts of the world, dried porcini mushrooms are more economical and easier to find throughout the year than their fresh counterparts. They are often sold in grocery stores in 1 oz. packages or online in large quantities. Once reconstituted, strain the soaking liquid through cheesecloth or a coffee filter to remove sediment and add to soups, stews, or sauces for extra flavor.

Prep time: 15 minutes + 20 minute soak time for mushrooms
Cook time: 35-40 minutes
Serves: 6


2 T. extra virgin olive oil
6 oz. pancetta, diced
½ oz. dried porcini mushrooms, reconstituted and chopped
½ c. dry white wine
6 c. chicken broth, preferably organic (gluten free, check labels)
Reserved liquid from reconstituting dried mushrooms
2” Parmesan cheese rind
2 bay leaves
1½ T. fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
3 c. cooked cannellini beans, divided
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
2 c. Tuscan kale, washed, stems removed, leaves chopped
¾ c. Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated and divided


Heat olive oil in a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add pancetta and chopped porcini mushrooms to hot pan and sauté until pancetta is nicely browned, approximately 4-5 minutes.

Add white wine and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the Dutch oven. Reduce heat to medium and simmer a few minutes until wine is reduced by half.

Add chicken broth, reserved liquid from dried mushrooms, Parmesan rind, bay leaves, fresh rosemary, and 2 cups cannellini beans. Stir to combine and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Simmer for 20 minutes or until heated through.

While the soup simmers, add remaining cup of cannellini beans and a little water to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Stir into soup to thicken.

Add chopped kale and ½ cup grated Pecorino cheese and stir until cheese is completely melted and the kale is wilted, approximately 3-4 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Remove from heat and discard the Parmesan rind and bay leaves. Serve immediately with remaining grated Pecorino cheese.



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