Escarole and Bean Soup Recipe -
Escarole and Bean Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Escarole and Bean Soup

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"This soup is garlicky with the option of Adobo spice which can be found in specialty supermarket. Shred Italian cheese on top if you like."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Cook and stir onion and garlic in a large pot with a little stock or olive oil. Do not brown.
  2. Add the rest of the stock, adobo spice, navy beans, and chopped escarole. Cook until the escarole is tender, It is best when it is a little crispy.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 11, 2007

My husband, who is italian, loves this soup! It's super easy and healthy. The only thing I changed is I pinched little sections of Jennie-O turkey italian sausage out of the casing and formed into little meatballs. Browned them in a separate pan and added them to the onions & garlic after sweating them. The meatballs really made it into a meal. It tasted awesome. I also think the adobo spice is a must! This recipe is a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 30, 2009

I didn't have Adobo seasoning so that may be why the flavors just felt flat to me as is (although the recipe says it's optional). It felt like it needed some sort of acid, so I squeezed a half a lemon into the soup, and it turned into a spectacular dish.

Apr 16, 2007

I love this soup. I have always made it with cannelini (white) beans & also add a box of frozen cheese pierogi. The kids pick out the parts they like.

Nov 14, 2002

The harddest part making this soup was chopping the onions.... This was very good and had a great taste everyone that ate it enjoyed it!

Nov 18, 2005

This is a very easy, tasty rendition of an old Italian favorite. I like to add homemade, tiny meatballs to the soup while it is cooking. Yummy!

Mar 21, 2007

My mother in-law makes this all the time. I had asked for the recipe several times but was never given it. Then I found this one. It's even better then hers! Great flavor!

Mar 20, 2008

Every once in a while I wish there was an option for 10 stars. This is definately one of those times!! This soup is OUTRAGEOUS!! It takes no time to make, is TOTALLY healthy & the taste is OMG!!!

Jan 13, 2003

It is hard to find good looking escarole where I live so I just substituted spinach. It was still wonderful and perfect for my husband who is a diabetic. All that fiber and protein, yum. Thanks for sharing.


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  • Calories
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 15.9 g
  • 64%
  • Protein
  • 12.3 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 340 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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