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Tuscan Ribollita White Bean Vegetable Soup

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Tuscan Ribollita White Bean Vegetable Soup, a hearty broth, beany, vegetable-packed Tuscany soup to beat the nippy cold weather.

Ribollita is a famous Tuscan bread soup, panade, porridge, or potage made with bread and vegetables, often from leftovers.

Can you freeze Tuscan bean soup?

The quick answer is: yes, you can! Of course, you’ll need good-quality freezer bags and a canning funnel.

Yield: 5 servings

Tuscan Ribollita White Bean Vegetable Soup

An image of a bowl filled with Tuscan Ribollita White Bean Vegetable Soup and a slice of bread

A comforting bowl of Ribollita which is a Tuscan white bean and vegetable soup served on chunks of day-old bread easy meat-free dinner for a rather nippy evening.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2-3 Carrots (diced)
  • 2-3 Celery Sticks (diced)
  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic (grated)
  • 4 Whole Tomatoes (blanched)
  • 1 Bunch Spinach/Swiss Chard/Kale
  • 1 Large Zucchini
  • 1 Can Cannellini Beans
  • 2-3 Dried Bay Leaves
  • 2-3 Sprigs Thyme
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Stale bread (ciabatta/sourdough)
  • Parmesan Rinds (optional)
  • 2/3 Cups Vegetable Stock/Broth
  • Freshly grated Parmesan


  1. Heat a thin film of olive oil in a large pot.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, carrot, and celery, and cook till soft.
  3. Roughly chop the tomatoes then add to the pot along with the stock, rinds, herbs, bay leaves, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  4. Allow this to cook until the tomatoes have broken down, then add in the leafy vegetable, cannellini beans, and zucchini
  5. Allow this to simmer for about 10 minutes, season well, and allow to cool completely then refrigerate.
  6. Reheat the next day, lay chunks of bread in a deep dish, ladle soup over, and serve with a generous grating of parmesan and enjoy!!


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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 215Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 709mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 10gSugar 8gProtein 13g

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What does ribollita mean in English?

Traditionally, ribollita (which is Italian for “twice boiled”), was basically leftover minestrone soup that was reheated (or re-boiled, hence the name ribollita); however, chunks of crusty bread were added to the leftover soup before it was served.

Ribollita White Bean Vegetable Soup

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