White Bean & Smoked Sausage Soup

White Bean & Smoked Sausage Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 173.6
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,096.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 11.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of White Bean & Smoked Sausage Soup calories by ingredient


A great soup for cooler days. Very filling, but low on calories! A great soup for cooler days. Very filling, but low on calories!
Number of Servings: 8


    1 lb dried navy beans (or white lima beans)
    1 lb Healthy Choice Low Fat Smoked Sausage - diced
    2 cups chopped onions (white or yellow)
    2 bay leaves
    1 garlic clove
    8 teaspooons chicken stock bouillon granules (or 4-6 cubes)
    1 tbsp canola oil
    2 tsp salt
    1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


Soak beans in cold water overnight. Drain & rinse well. (For a faster method, boil beans for 2 minutes, take off heat, then leave in water for 2 hours).

In a large pot, heat oil to over med-hi heat. Add sausage and saute for 5 minutes or until browned. Remove sausage and save for later. Cook onions 3-4 minutes. Add garlic, cook for another minute.

Add sausage back into the pot. Add the beans, bay leaves, water, boullion cubes, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook partially covered for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

Taste, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Mash some beans against the pot to make the soup a little thicker.

Serve with hot crusty bread.

A time-saving option would be to use 2 cans of navy or Great Northern beans

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KS76017.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty, would definitely make this recipe again. If using canned beans, would recommend using at least 4 to 5 cans of beans. I would not be able to serve 8 with only 2 cans of beans in the soup. Otherwise, a wonderful soup for a chilly day, and easy to prepare. - 9/8/08

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    Interesting!!!! - 4/15/21

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    So tasty! - 8/11/20

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    This was so good! I used smoked turkey sausage and used low sodium chicken broth for the liquid. Will definately be making this again! - 1/21/13

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    Very Good
    This was good tasting soup. I also used smoked turkey sausage. Didn't have any chicken boullion, so I used a can of chicken broth instead. It was awfully hot... maybe the "tbsp" of pepper was supposed to be "tsp"? - 1/18/09