Autumn Bean Soup with Greens

Autumn Bean Soup with Greens
Staff Writer

Patricia Stagich

Comforting, heart bean soup for a healthy dinner.

Serve this comforting, hearty bean soup in squash bowls for a more festive look!

Click here to see 9 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes


To make squash bowls:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut the bottom portion of the butternut squash. Scoop out seeds and loose flesh. Pour 1/2 inch water into a glass baking dish large enough to hold the squash. Place squash cut-side down in the water. Bake until the flesh is tender when gently poked with a knife, about 30 minutes. In a heavy duty fry pan, melt 1 Tbsp. butter or olive oil. Add squash cut side down and cook until nicely browned.

To make the soup:

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add garlic, carrots and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add broth, squash, tomato, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until the squash is very soft, about 20 minutes.

Transfer 3 cups of the soup to a blender and puree until smooth. Return the pureed soup to the pot. Stir in beans and spinach and cook over medium heat until beans are heated through and the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.


Calories per serving:

229 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 38 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 6 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 10218 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 471 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 3 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 3 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 409 µg
  • Ash 3 g
  • Betaine 84 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 122 mg
  • Carotene, beta 5618 µg
  • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Choline, total 23 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 72 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 5 g
  • Folate, DFE 95 µg
  • Folate, food 95 µg
  • Folate, total 95 µg
  • Iron, Fe 2 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 11824 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 73 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 59 mg
  • Potassium, K 1161 mg
  • Selenium, Se 5 µg
  • Sodium, Na 850 mg
  • Sugars, total 16 g
  • Water 298 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
Powered by USDA