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10 Simple Homemade Soups

White Bean Soup

Sometimes called Tuscan bean soup, this white bean dish is rich and hearty with an Italian flair. The beans give you a good dose of protein and iron, and this soup freezes exceptionally well. Some recipes call for cannellini beans, some for Great Northern beans and some for white navy beans, but you can use them interchangeably. Many recipes call for starting with dried beans, which are more traditional and economical, but canned beans work equally well; just give them a quick rinse to remove extra sodium before adding them to the pot.