This classic soup combines carrots, potatoes, turnips, leeks and celery in savory Swanson® Chicken Broth with hearty white beans and a flavourful basil pesto garnish.

How To Make Swanson(r) Winter Vegetable Bean Soup with Pesto

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium turnip, peeled and diced
  • 2 large leeks, white part only, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 5 1/4 cups Swanson(r) Vegetable Broth (Regular or Certified Organic)
  • 1 (19 ounce) can white kidney beans (cannellini), rinsed and drained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Easy Basil Pesto (see note)

Directions

Heat the carrots, potatoes, turnip, leeks, celery and 1 3/4 cups broth in a 6-quart saucepot over medium-high heat to a boil.

Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

Reserve 1/2 cup of broth for the Easy Basil Pesto. Stir the remaining broth, beans, bay leaf and red pepper in the saucepot and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Remove the bay leaf. Serve topped with the Easy Basil Pesto.