White Bean Soup with Sweet Potato

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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We look forward to serving this soup every fall and enjoy it through the winter at Claire’s. It is so popular that we have customers who nearly cross the state to come and enjoy it!


  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 pound Great Northern beans, picked over
  • 2


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large covered pot. Add the beans and bay leaves. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 1½ to 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the beans are soft.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add the parsley, sweet potatoes, and basil. Sprinkle wi