Leek, Potato and Cannellini Beans Soup (Zuppa di Porri, Patate e Cannellini)

Leek, Potato and Cannellini Beans Soup (Zuppa di Porri, Patate e Cannellini)




serves 4

  • 1 leek, white part only, thinly sliced and well washed

  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 celery stick, sliced

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

  • 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small handful of smoked speck or pancetta (or chorizo), cut into cubes, omit for a vegetarian/vegan option

  • 1 tin of cannellini beans, well drained and rinsed

  • 3/4 cup of baby pasta (ditalini, orzo, risoni…)

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • chillies and celery leaves to serve, optional


  1. 1. Heat up the oil in a medium saucepan, drop in the leeks and cook over medium-low heat for 8-10 minutes or until soft.

  2. 2. Add the potatoes and celery along with the garlic  and pancetta and cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.

  3. 3. Add the beans and cover with water. Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

  4. 4. Taste for salt and adjust accordingly.

  5. 5. Puree 1/3 of the soup in a food processor or blender then add it back to the pot. Add the baby pasta and cook in the soup until al dente (you may need to add a little water to the pot, just enough to make sure the pasta is well covered)

  6. 6. Serve drizzled with evoo, back pepper and celery leaves and some freshly chopped chillies for a little extra kick.



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