White Bean & Sausage Soup

March 14, 2018
White Bean & Sausage Soup is loaded with celery, cabbage, tomatoes, hearty white beans, and sausage ~ it's one of our all-time favorite soups.

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Temperatures may be starting to warm up a bit, but my tastebuds still turn to a bowl of warm and comforting soup for dinner.  Though truth be told, I enjoy soup so much I would happily turn toward a bowl full even in the middle of summer.

Sadly for me though, the rest of the members of my family are not soup lovers.  Whenever I make a pot of soup for dinner, I can hear the groans of discontent as I carry the pot of deliciousness to the table.

Even if you have non-soup lovers in your home, grab some sausage and simmer up a big pot of this soup. Once they dig in, it may just become one of their favorites, too.

Fortunately I have indeed found at least two exceptions to their dislike of soup ~ two pots of soul-warming deliciousness that do not elicit their soup-discontent reaction.  Hearty Kielbasa Potato Soup ... and this flavor-loaded White Bean & Sausage Soup.

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This soup delivers a delicious combination of white beans, sausage {regular or turkey}, celery, tomatoes, and cabbage.  It's loaded with flavor, and a high ratio of "stuff" to broth ~ which is why my crew likes it. 

They gravitate to hearty, flavor-loaded soups that are not broth-y.  If you'd like it with more broth than we do though, simply add a bit more chicken broth when preparing it.  I'd recommend adding up to 3 more cups of broth, if desired.

White Bean & Sausage Soup also comes together fairly quickly enough to be a viable weeknight meal option.  You simply cook up some sausage in a large saucepan or Dutch oven, and then saute a mixture of onion, celery, and cabbage in that same pot.  Add chicken broth, tomatoes, and seasonings and simmer for a bit to let the flavors come together. 

White Bean & Sausage Soup comes together fairly quickly enough to be a viable weeknight meal option.

Total cook & simmer time is about 45 minutes, with about 15 of those minutes being hands-on time.

Or, make the soup ahead of time and reheat it on the stove top or in the microwave for an even quicker weeknight meal.  It reheats well.

A bowl full is just perfect served up with a big hunk of homemade cornbread for these still-cool late winter days we have coming up.

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So even if you have non-soup lovers in your home, grab some sausage and simmer up a big pot of this White Bean & Sausage Soup.

Once they dig in, it may just become one of their favorites, too.

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White Bean & Sausage Soup
Source:  Adapted from Prevention Healthy Cooking:  Lose Weight the Smart Low-Carb Way
Ingredients
  • olive oil
  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 4 c. chopped green cabbage
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can stewed tomatoes
  • 3 (14.5 oz.) cans chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
Directions
  1. Heat a bit of olive oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Remove sausage from its casings; add to pot and cook until cooked through. Remove cooked sausage to a plate. Drain any drippings from the pot.
  2. Put a little more olive oil in the same pot. Over medium heat, stir in chopped onion, celery, and cabbage. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add beans, chicken broth, and tomatoes to the pot. Bring to a boil and immediately lower the heat. Stir in Italian seasoning and bay leaf. Simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in sausage and black pepper; simmer for about 2 minutes to heat through.

Enjoy!




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15 comments

  1. Great idea on the white beans, Tracey! I couldn't think of anything good and had lots of other stuff going on this week, so I bailed on this challenge. Too bad I didn't think of white beans because I also have a great white bean soup recipe to share. Oh well! Your soup looks delicious!

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  2. Oh, that sounds like a delicious soup. I love white bean soup but it never occurred to me to put cabbage in it. Definitely pinning it to try it after Thanksgiving.

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  3. How warm and cozy! I love soup.

    Thanks for the recipe.

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  4. I like soups in general, but this one seems so tasty!

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  5. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. I love the combination of beans and sausage. Your soup looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures. Happy Thanksgiving

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  7. Made this soup for dinner tonight. Delicious. I didn't have stewed tomatoes so I used diced and two cans of beans to make it a bit more hearty. With turkey sausage, this is very healthy!

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  8. I made this soup for dinner this week and it was so Good! I did make some changes. I didn't have any beans, so I used brown rice. I also used diced tomatoes and Hot Italian sausage. My husband liked it too and asked that I make this again! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Here's a link if you'd like to see how ours turned out, http://mybiscuitsareburning.blogspot.com/2013/02/italian-sausage-and-brown-rice-soup.html

    Have a great week!
    Mamamia @ My Biscuits are Burning

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  9. Made this for dinner tonight. We didn't have any regular canned tomatoes so I added Rotel which spiced it up. It's a keeper!

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  10. This sounds so hearty and delicious. Thanks for linking to the Friday Frenzy!

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  11. I may make this, this week since I have leftover cabbage- looks perfect!

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  12. Hey Tracey, this soup looks delicious! I made it yesterday and it was so tasty! My hubby liked it. Rubby from http://www.cookwarelab.net/ten-best-non-stick-cookware-set/

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  13. I love soup! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy! I am picking this as one of my featured posts for this weeks party :) PINNED XOXO

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  14. I'm visiting from 'INSPIRE ME MONDAY'. Your recipe for White Beans & Sausage Soup sounds wonderful. I saved it to try in the not-so-distant future, maybe I'll give it a try when the weather turns cold again. I'm hoping most of the cool weather is out of our forecast after today but we'll see Mother Nature is a bit crazy this year.

    Today's post is a hodgepodge of posts with 4M, Sparks, A2Z, & BoTB. Have a tunetastic week and I hope you'll decide to visit!

    Curious as a Cathy
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