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Tuscan Swiss Chard and Beans Soup

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This tasty Tuscan Swiss Chard and Beans Soup is loaded with Swiss chard and cannellini beans, and it’s just the perfect soup to make for an easy weeknight meal.  A simple blend of healthy greens, white beans, along with 5 additional ingredients, makes this soup totally delicious and ready to serve in 30 minutes!

We enjoy making soups every week.

Our Tuscan Swiss chard and beans soup is similar to our mom’s escarole and beans soup, only this Swiss chard, and beans soup is sweeter tasting, more flavorful, and melts-in-your-mouth.

What is Swiss Chard?

Swiss chard is a leafy green vegetable, closely related to spinach, but much sweeter in flavor.  Their long stalks come either in white or in a rainbow colors but not tough as kale.

Swiss chard is a wonderful green vegetable to saute, or steam with other vegetables to create flavorful broth.

We adore Swiss chard and have a few delicious recipes we think you will enjoy:

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Reasons to love this Swiss Chard and Beans soup…

  • Packed with nutrients, Swiss chard contains high amounts of vitamin A, C, and K along with magnesium, iron, potassium, and dietary fiber.
  • Plus, white beans are a wonderful source of protein and fiber.
  • In addition, they help lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Swiss chard and beans soup makes a cheap meal that is quick and satisfying.  And it will feed a hungry family in a hurry!
  • A Win-Win, all the way!!

What To Look For When Purchasing Swiss Chard:  when looking for Swiss Chard, you should look for:

  • leaves that are a bright green color, not brown.

  • their white stalks should be long and thin (not wider than 1-inch)

  • leaves should be crisp and healthy-looking – not wilting

  • no yellowing or discoloring found in neither the leaves nor stalks

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When Shopping….Here’s a Great Tip!

When I can’t find “fresh- clean-looking” Swiss chard at the market, I ask someone in the produce section if they are willing to bring out a new box of fresh ones.  And without any hesitation, they comply.

How to Make Tuscan Swiss Chard and Beans Soup?

As soon as I get home, I always get started with prepping my Swiss chard for this soup.

1.  For this recipe,it’s best to finely chop Swiss chard, about 3/4 -inch to 1-inch wide, especially the white stems.

2.  Next, give a good rinse in a tall pot or large bowl.  Then drain in a colander and set chard aside.

3.  Open the cans of beans and rinse them under cold water, then drain.

4.  Then get started on making the soup.

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Let’s Get Started! 

1.  First, saute some garlic in olive oil and add pepper flakes.

2.  Toss in the chopped and rinsed Swiss chard, then the beans followed by the seasonings, broth, water, and chopped tomato.

3.  Cover with a lid, and allow the soup to simmer for a few minutes more and it’s ready!

It’s that easy!

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Tuscan Swiss Chard and Beans Soup bursts with so much flavor everyone will want a second bowl of this delicious soup. 

Besides the healthy greens in this soup, cannellini beans are perfect for this soup since they don’t need a long time to simmer to soften; and they’re sweet in flavor.

Great Northern beans will work as well.  Also, adding in 1 chopped tomato adds not only a little color but enhances the flavors in this soup as well.

Tuscan Swiss Chard and Beans Soup make the perfect meal for those meatless nights, and if you have leftovers, it reheats beautifully.

Try this recipe, it won’t disappoint.


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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Tuscan Swiss Chard and Beans Soup

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Tuscan Swiss Chard and Beans Soup is made in under 30 minutes and bursts with so much flavor everyone will want a second bowl of this healthy green soup! Perfect for a light starter and easy enough to make during busy weeknights.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 bunches of Swiss Chard
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves - sliced
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cans (15-ounce) cannellini beans or great northern beans - rinsed, drained
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • dash of dried oregano
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 ripe tomato- chopped
  • fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 Parmigiano-Reggiano rind


  1. Thinly chop the Swiss Chard and submerge into a large pot of cold water, rinse under running water as needed, and transfer to a colander to drain. Do the same with the second bunch. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepot, heat olive oil over medium heat, add the garlic and red pepper flakes, and saute the garlic for 2 minutes to soften. Turn off the heat. (have the lid to the pot nearby)
  3. Toss in the wet Swiss Chard and cover with the lid. Turn back on the heat, on medium heat. Allow the chard to saute and simmer for about 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally. The liquid on the bottom with be watery and that's good. Add salt, garlic powder, and dried oregano.
  4. Add the beans. Cover again with the lid, and allow the beans to saute with the chard for 2 minutes. Add an additional tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to the chard and beans.
  5. Pour in the water and vegetable broth and bring to a low simmer. Then toss in the chopped tomato.
  6. Cover with lid and simmer the soup for 8 minutes more. Turn off the soup. Here is where you can drop 1 rind of Parmigiano-Reggiano into the soup. Leave it in the soup for 10 minutes. It will slowly melt and give more flavor to this soup. Then fish it out and discard before serving.
  7. Taste and season with black pepper to taste. Feel free to add more salt, if you prefer.
  8. Yields: 4 to 6 servings.

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Thanks for stopping by!  

 xo Anna and Liz

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    Meal Planning » BrightEyedSmiles
    March 14, 2021 at 11:12 am

    […] Soup: Tuscan, Swiss Chard and Bean Soup […]

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      by Anna and Liz
      March 14, 2021 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you so much for adding our recipe to your story!

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    Naomi Craft
    March 6, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    I had never tried swiss chard before, but it came in my Misfits Market box. I used it to try this recipe and WOW!! Amazing soup and the flavors are spot on. I didn’t do anything different from the recipe. I will definetely buy swiss chard again because of this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      March 7, 2021 at 11:13 am

      Hi Naomi! Welcome to our blog, it’s so nice to meet you. Thank you so much for leaving a sweet comment here, we appreciate hearing from you. We grew up eating Swiss Chard and absolutely love it and so glad you are now hooked on it. Enjoy the weekend, and stay safe! 🙂

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    Darleen Saunders
    January 23, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    I like to purée or mash 1/2 a can of the beans and add them back into the soup to make it creamy. Delicious recipe!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      January 24, 2021 at 10:10 am

      That sounds great Darleen! We love creamy soups as well! Hope you will try some of the other recipes for creamy soups in our blog. Have a great weekend.

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    2 Sisters Recipes
    December 13, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks Susan! And Yum! We love navy beans soup! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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    December 12, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    It is definitely soup time and I’m loving yours to add to my favorites. I’m making navy bean soup today 😉

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      January 2, 2019 at 11:13 pm

      thanks so much!!

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