Squash and White Bean Soup with Parmesan Biscuits

Squash and White Bean Soup with Parmesan Biscuits Recipe
Photo: Marcus Nilsson

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Other: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 730
Caloriesfromfat 32 %
Protein 22 g
Carbohydrate 106 g
Sugars 12 g
Fiber 14 g
Fat 26 g
Satfat 7 g
Sodium 1890 mg
Cholesterol 9 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 small butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (4 cups)
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
Kosher salt and black pepper
2 15-ounce cans cannellini beans, rinsed
1 bunch spinach, thick stems removed (4 cups)
Biscuit mix and ingredients to make 8 biscuits
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan (1 ounce)

Preparation

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until soft, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the tomatoes and their juices and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.

Stir in the squash, thyme, 5 cups water, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the squash is tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the beans and spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted and the beans are heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the biscuits according to the package directions, sprinkling with the Parmesan before baking. Serve with the soup.

Tip: To make this satisfying soup even heartier, add 1/2 cup orzo or other small pasta at the same time you add the water.

Note:

Sara Quessenberry,

December 2008
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