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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup ditalini or other small pasta
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach, rinsed and dried
  • salt and black pepper to taste


Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and onions; cook and stir until the onions are transparent, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the chicken broth, increase the heat to high, and bring the mixture to a boil.

Stir in the beans and pasta; lower heat to medium, and simmer, uncovered, until the pasta is al dente, or 8 to 10 minutes. Add the spinach and stir just until wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.