Cannellini White Bean Soup with Swiss Chard

White bean and Swiss chard soup
White bean and greens soup photo by Julie Clancy / Getty Images
Ratings (7)
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
533 Calories
5g Fat
96g Carbs
31g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 533
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 721mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Dietary Fiber 24g 85%
Protein 31g
Calcium 292mg 22%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cannellini beans and Swiss chard combine in this healthy and simple white bean soup recipe. It's low-fat, vegetarian and vegan, and the Swiss chard makes it very nourishing.

Don't throw out those Swiss chard stems! Add them to the pot whenever you next make a soup or vegetable broth.

This soup is both vegetarian and vegan. Need this recipe to be gluten-free, too? Just omit the optional pasta or orzo, and be sure your vegetable broth is gluten-free.


  • 2/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped small
  • 2 ribs celery, diced cup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained
  • 2 cups chopped Swiss chard
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (optional)
  • 1/3 cup macaroni, small shells, or orzo pasta (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large soup pot, sautee the onion, carrot, celery and garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Add beans, vegetable broth, Swiss chard, corn, macaroni pasta and Italian seasoning to the pot, stirring to combine.

  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a medium simmer. Heat for 8-10 minutes, until macaroni and chard are both cooked.

Enjoy your white bean and chard soup!