You are here: Home » Recipes » Weeknight White Bean Soup with Swiss Chard Weeknight White Bean Soup with Swiss Chard Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield 8 servings Prep 10 mins Cook 25 mins Canned beans plus fresh chard and fennel shine in this warm, comforting soup. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil1 -- fennel bulb, chopped3 -- leeks, thinly sliced (white part only)2 -- (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper6 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth1 -- bunch Swiss chard, coarsely chopped -- Baguette slices -- Shredded Gruyere cheese Instructions Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven. Add fennel and leeks; sauté 5 minutes. Add beans and broth. Bring to a simmer. If desired, mash some of beans with a potato masher to make a creamy consistency. Stir in Swiss chard. Cook 10 to 15 minutes, until chard is tender. Top baguette slices with cheese. Toast until cheese melts and bread is crispy. Serve with soup.