This beautiful winter soup is hearty, healthy and incredibly easy to make. The simple ingredients used in this recipe come nicely together at the end and make a creamy yellowish soup that is filling enough to serve as a full meal. Offer it in cute small bowls that contrast the yellow color of the soup, and you have an excellent appetizer for big family gatherings.
I love making big pots of wholesome soups in the winter that contain a lot of vegetables and a good source of protein. For this dish, I used cannellini beans that are also high in fiber and don’t add a lot of extra calories. But to change it up, add crispy cooked bacon when reheating the soup the next day, for example. Sometimes, I mix in hearty, homemade bone broth (beef) which makes the leftover soup a little thinner but adds a nice oily texture and extra minerals. It is so easy to reheat this soup for lunch or light dinner during the week and pair it with a quick salad or farmer’s bread and butter.
This dish tastes naturally sweet due to the chosen vegetables, but the aroma of garlic and the lovely fragrant of Rosemary gives it extra flavor and balances that sweetness. Use a Parmesan cheese or any aged hard cheese that is somewhat sweet yet somewhat nutty— and similar in texture like cheddar. I love Kerrygold Dubliner cheese. It adds incredible flavor to this recipe but is much cheaper than a Parmesan cheese. You can also get it in almost any store, even at Target.
This beautiful soup is quite thick in texture. If preferred, make it thinner by adding an extra cup of fresh water when simmering it for the first 20 minutes. Make sure though to taste the broth and add any additional seasoning such as salt and pepper. But maintain the same amount of dried Rosemary when adding only one extra cup of liquid (water or broth).
Let me know if you should have any questions about this recipe! I hope you will enjoy it as much as my family does.
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