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Creamy Garlic & White Bean Soup with Orzo

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Sometimes I get feedback on my recipes that say, “there was a little too much garlic.”

And my response to those comments is always the same…


I absolutely love garlic.

Miles loves it too, so we make a perfect pair.

This soup is a hearty, creamy bowl of straight garlic.

Just kidding. There are a few other things in there too, like carrots and celery… all that boring stuff.

The white beans simmer down into a lovely, thick broth (no added milk or cream), and the orzo is a lovely little pasta bite that helps add to the consistency.

Creamy Garlic & White Bean Soup with Orzo


*yields about 4 big bowls

  • EVOO
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and shopped
  • 1 rib of celery, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4-5 medium garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • pinch of red chili flakes
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1 can Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 cups stock (chicken or veg)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1/4 cup shopped fresh parsley


  1. In a medium stockpot over medium high heat, add enough to EVOO to just barely cover the bottom of the pot.
  2. Add mirepoix (fancy name for celery, carrots and onion) garlic, oregano, chili flakes, S&P and stir.
  3. Cook over medium heat until onions become translucent, stirring frequently so that the garlic doesn’t burn.
  4. Add beans and stir frequesntly for about 2-3 mins.
  5. Add stock and simmer for 25 mins over low heat, stirring every so often.
  6. Add orzo and continue to cook for 10-12 mins or until orzo is done.
  7. Season with S&P if you think it needs it.
  8. Garnish (or stir right in) with parsley and enjoy!


Creamy Garlic & White Bean Soup with Orzo





Author: The SEA SALT

Cooking and surfing in Southern California

One thought on “Creamy Garlic & White Bean Soup with Orzo

  1. looks delicious!! beans and garlic…good thing you are bOTH eating it

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