This is a soup you can feel good about serving to your family for so many reasons. It’s easy, delicious, filled with good-for-you ingredients like carrots, turnips and leeks, and cooked without any butter or oil. We’ve even made a delicious oil-free pesto to drizzle over the soup for a fabulous flavor punch.
cost per recipe: $8.87
The price is determined by the national average.
medium carrot, diced (about 2/3 cup)
pounds (about 3 medium) potato, peeled and diced (about 3 cups)
medium turnip, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
large leek, white part only, sliced (about 2 cups)
stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup)
cups Swanson® Vegetable Broth or Swanson® Organic Vegetable Broth
can (about 19 ounces) white cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
teaspoon crushed red pepper
cups packed fresh basil leaves
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
cloves garlic, peeled
Heat the carrots, potatoes, turnip, leeks, celery and 1 3/4 cups broth in a 6-quart saucepot over medium-high heat to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
Reserve 1/2 cup broth. Stir the remaining broth, beans, bay leaf and red pepper in the saucepot and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Remove the bay leaf.
Place the basil, cheese, garlic and reserved broth into a food processor or blender. Cover and process until the mixture is smooth. Serve the soup topped with the basil mixture.