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15-Minute Broccoli and White Bean Soup

Summer may be over, but there’s one tasty reason to be excited about fall…

It’s soup season! And today I want to share one of my favorite bone-healthy soup recipes.

By adding a whole head of broccoli, you pack in a whopping amount of vitamin C. Not to mention hefty servings of calcium, magnesium, and potassium too. You’ll get even more of these three minerals from the cannellini beans… plus a protein boost! And ALL of these help you build stronger bones.  

This recipe has so much to offer and is ready in just 15 minutes! So let’s get started!

Broccoli and White Bean Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli,soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 192 kcal


  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 medium head broccoli
  • 14 oz can cannellini beans drained & rinsed
  • 875 ml vegetable stock low-sodium
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Optional Toppings

  • chili flakes
  • pumpkin seeds
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli and White Bean Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1127mg49%
Potassium 501mg14%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1394IU28%
Vitamin C 136mg165%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Chop the broccoli into florets. Slice remaining pieces of stalk into thin pieces. 
  2. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add shallot slices and saute for a few minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  4. Add broccoli, beans, and stock. Cover and simmer for around 5 minutes, until the broccoli is tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Using a blender, blend the soup until completely smooth. You can also use an immersion blender or food processor if you have one handy.
  6. Garnish with toppings of your choice!

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition facts are calculated automatically by a computer program. There’s no option for a low-sodium broth ingredient in the program, so the nutrition facts are calculated using a regular broth. The amount of sodium will be much less than stated if you use low-sodium broth, or a homemade broth.

Get creative with your garnishes! My favorite bone-healthy options include cheese, a dollop of Greek yogurt, and pumpkin seeds. And if you’re feeling like an extra kick, a dash of paprika or chili flakes will do the trick!


This soup ticks off so many boxes. It’s easy to make, takes only 15 minutes, and delivers 5 bone-building nutrients in each delicious spoonful. And I don’t have to hear my husband’s usual complaints about broccoli!

Hot or cold, toppings or no toppings, there are so many ways to make this soup your own. My favorite is with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds. 

I’d love to hear your ideas and look forward to reading them in the comments section below!

Author: Monica Straith, BS

Monica is the PR and Outreach Manager and Fitness Lead at AlgaeCal. She’s an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist, and has a B.S. and B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she played varsity soccer for four years. Monica pulls from her experience in athletics and health to contribute to AlgaeCal and has also been featured on myfitnesspal blog, Prevention, and Huffington Post.