Leigh Beisch
Total Time
30 Mins
Yield
Makes 8 cups; 4 servings

This hearty bean soup is packed with white beans, escarole and chopped prosciutto or ham and is ready in only 30 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut base off escarole; rinse and drain leaves. Cut leaves crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide strips.

Step 2

Set a 4- to 5-quart pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add oil, onion, garlic, and prosciutto; stir often until onion is limp, 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add broth and beans, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in escarole and cook just until wilted, about 1 minute. Add salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and offer cheese to add to taste.

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