Tuscan Chard and Cannellini Bean Soup

Tuscan Chard and Cannellini Bean Soup
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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, divided (optional)
  • 5 leaves fresh basil, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 5 large fresh sage leaves, minced
  • ¼ cup uncooked small pasta, such as orzo or pastina
  • 1 bunch red or white Swiss chard
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese rind
  • + 8 more ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
    • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed - or more to taste
    • 6 cups chicken broth, or more as needed
    • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
    • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 slices smoked bacon, finely chopped

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the bacon, onion, garlic, nutmeg, and red pepper flakes until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and cannellini beans, and bring the mixture to a boil; stir in sun-dried tomatoes and the piece of Parmesan cheese rind. Red...

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