Smoked Cheddar White Bean Soup
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When it comes to comfort food, you can't beat a great big bowl of White Bean Soup. Cozy, creamy and SO EASY to put together. 
Serves: 6
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Minced Shallots or Red Onion
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. Dried Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Fennel Seeds
  • 3 (15.5 oz can) Chickpeas, drained
  • 4 - 5 cups Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • ½ cup 2% or 4% Greek Yogurt
  • 8 oz. Smoked Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Salt + Pepper, to taste
  • Toasted Pine Nuts, optional
  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  1. Warm up the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the shallot (or red onion), garlic, Italian seasonings and fennel seeds. Sauté for 5 minutes, or until fragrant. Meanwhile, shred the smoked cheddar cheese and set aside.
  2. Gently add drained beans into the stockpot and then pour over the chicken or vegetable stock. Feel free to add more or less, according to your own thickness preferences.
  3. Simmer with the lid off for 10 minutes and then turn off the heat. Add the Greek yogurt.
  4. Carefully purée all ingredients with an immersion blender. Fold in the smoked cheddar and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. If you'd like to make the spicy olive oil, simply heat up the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the smoked paprika and cayenne pepper. Whisk together until fragrant, about 2 - 3 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately with the spicy olive oil and toasted pine nuts. Enjoy!
Recipe by Slice of Jess at