Delivery cost £3.99 and orders over £50 FREE DELIVERY UK mainland only - EU Deliveries

White Bean Soup with GF Small Shells

White Bean Soup with GF Small Shells

Beans feature widely in Tuscan cuisine. This smooth comforting soup, in which beans are simmered for 2 hours, is quite simple to make. Garlic and parsley, stirred in just before serving, complement the flavour, and drizzle of olive oil adds the final touch.


  • 175 g dry cannellini beans covered and soaked overnight in cold water
  • 7 litres/ 3 pints chicken or vegetable stock
  • 115g Nnova Rice Small Shells
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaved parsley
  • Salt and pepper


  • Drain the soaked beans and place them in a large, heavy-based saucepan. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Partially cover the saucepan, lower the heat and simmer for 2 hours, until tender.
  • Transfer about half the beans and a little of the stock to a food processor or blender and process to a smooth puree. Return the puree to the saucepan and stir well to mix. Bring the sup back to the boil.
  • Add the pasta to the soup, bring back to the boil and cook for 10 minutes, until tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat 4 tablespoons of the olive in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and cook over a low heat, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes, until golden. Stir the garlic into the soup and add the parsley.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and ladle into warmed soup bowls. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and serve immediately.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published