Winter White Bean and Italian Sausage Soup

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  • Number of Servings: 8
Ingredients
1 tsp. minced garlic1/2 tsp. extra light virgin olive oil4 cups low sodium chicken broth3 cups cooked white beans - or one 15 oz. can Great Northern or Cannellini beans, rinsed1 lb. Italian sausage, cooked and rinsed1 tsp. dried basil or 4 minced leaves fresh basil2 cups diced tomatoes1 10 oz. pkg. frozen spinach1 tsp. Parmesan cheese
Directions
1. Sautee garlic in olive oil.

2. Add sauteed garlic to 4 cups of chicken broth.

3. Add white beans to chicken broth and bring to boil for 5 minutes. Option: for creamy soup use hand blender and puree beans into broth.

4. Add remaining ingredients and simmer.

5. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

Note: You can make the soup slimmer by using Italian turkey sausage. You can decrease the sodium by using dried and cooked beans instead of canned and rinsed.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FEATHEREDPINES.

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Nutritional Info Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 227.2
  • Total Fat: 13.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.6 mg
  • Sodium: 957.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 13.4 g

Member Reviews
  • GSHAEFFER
    It would be nice if with each recipe instead of 8 servicing, how about the size of serving.
    - 2/8/16
  • HEALTHIERMAMA57
    wonderful recipe, I added some leftover sauteed mushrooms and onions and a diced red pepper, delicious!!!
    - 10/14/11
  • EVERGLAD
    I made this last night for dinner and it was delicious! I used an Italian sausage from HEB (made from ground chicken with spinach, feta) and 5 cloves of garlic minced. It's in my recipe book as a keeper! - 2/25/11
  • AMYJO1967
    This was DELICIOUS! So hearty and flavorful...my son doesn't even like soup but he LOVED this! I added a cup of chopped onion just because I had some that I wanted to use up. - 10/7/09
  • DARWINISTA
    Scrumptious. Sausage isn't always evil! - 2/3/09
  • JLSHOOP
    This hit the spot. Very much like Italian Wedding soup. It was really really delicious. - 1/22/09
  • SIDESHOWTODD
    Followed the directions exactly and it was fantastic! Will absolutely make this again. - 4/25/17
  • JOYCE0355
    I also would like to see the recipes have serving sizes. Not just amount of serving. - 4/26/16
  • BKNOCK
    This recipe was very good, the only thing I did differently was add some small sea shell noodles. Very tasty! - 2/12/16
  • PLASSM01
    This is a really good, hearty soup. Perfect on those cold, wintry days! And what's even better is that it's so, so quick to make. I threw in fresh spinach because I had it. - 1/15/12
  • SEABREEZE65
    My husband loved this soup. Knowing me, I probably added more garlic and and some onions! - 12/17/11
  • ANGEL1066
    very good - I subbed bok choy for the spinach. next time I'll had a pinch of red chile powder, too - 7/6/11
  • WATERCOLORMOM
    A Favorite! - 5/11/11
  • ELLISBRI88
    This soup is AMAZING!!!! I served it with italian chicken sausage and it was delicious. Thanks for a great recipe, will make again. - 1/12/11
  • BJW-FARMGIRL
    Very good. Yes, much like italian wedding soup without the little plasta. You have to like spinach and cooked tomatoes, so DH wouldn't try it. But I really liked it. Good thing, since I'll be taking leftivers to work! - 12/30/10
  • -HEALTHYAMY
    I love this recipe! I have made it a few times! I use Italian turkey sausage in place of the pork. - 1/20/10
  • MARYMAC45
    I have all the ingredients to make this tomorrow night. Looks great. Thanks for the recipe. - 12/26/09