White Bean Soup with Sausage & Spinach

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A hearty, homemade, and creamy healthy soup option made with Carrots, Spinach, White Beans, and Turkey Sausage!

Have I told you how much I LOVE Hallmark Christmas movies?

Well… I love them. I think I’ve watched like 6 already! They just make you feel so warm and happy afterwards. Now, I know that the acting isn’t great but the message is always great, and very family focused! Plus, they are on like 24 hours so there is always a movie playing! Can’t wait to see the new ones that they come out with this year!

What better way to watch a family friendly Hallmark movie then to cuddle up with this White Bean Soup with Sausage & Spinach. I love soups this time of year if you couldn’t already tell by my Orange Carrot Ginger Soup, Three Bean & Beef Slow Cooker Chili, or French Onion Soup. haha.. I think I could live off of soup!

What I love most about this soup is part of it is pureed half way through which gives it a great full flavor. There are tons of nutrients and it definitely is a light soup to eat, but perfect with some crunchy bread to add some substance for all you carb lovers! 🙂

To get started, heat a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 cup of chopped onion. Saute for 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Next add 2 minced garlic cloves, saute for 30 seconds.

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Next add 1 cup of carrots, halved lengthwise and then cut into half moons, to pot. Saute for 3 minutes to soften carrots. Then add 14 oz. of smoked turkey sausage, halved lengthwise and then cut into 1/2″ pieces or half moons. Saute for 5 -7 minutes to slightly brown the sausages.

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Reduce heat to medium and add 5 cups of low sodium chicken broth, 1/2 teaspoon of dried Italian seasoning,  1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, and 2 {15.8 oz.} cans of Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes.

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Place 2 cups of the soup in food processor or blender and process until smooth.  Return pureed mixture to pot and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove soup from heat and stir in 6 oz. of fresh spinach until it wilts.

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{Recipe adapted from Cooking Light}

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White Bean Soup with Sausage & Spinach

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup of onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup of carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into half moons
  • 14 oz. of smoked turkey sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2″ half moons
  • 5 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 {15.8 oz.} cans of great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 oz. of fresh spinach

Instructions

  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. Add olive oil and chopped onion. Saute for 5 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  3. Next add minced garlic cloves, saute for 30 seconds.
  4. Add carrots, halved lengthwise and then cut into half moons, to pot. Saute for 3 minutes to soften carrots.
  5. Then add smoked turkey sausage, halved lengthwise and then cut into 1/2″ pieces or half moons. Saute for 5 -7 minutes to slightly brown the sausages.
  6. Reduce heat to medium and add low sodium chicken broth, dried Italian seasoning, black pepper, and Great Northern Beans.
  7. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Place 2 cups of the soup in food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  9. Return pureed mixture to pot and simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Remove soup from heat and stir in spinach until it wilts.

Notes

{Recipe adapted by Cooking Light

 

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25 Responses
    1. Oh.. we are both lucky girls then that our hubbies both like soup. Not all men like it. My dad is more of a meat and potatoes kinda guy, no “rabbit food” or soup for him! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Diane!

    1. Um.. yes you do. You will fall in love with the rich creamy flavor from those beans, plus so many nutrients in this soup. YUM! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Marcie!

  1. I love warming soups during this time of year and this bean soup sounds wonderful! Love all the spinach and carrots in here 🙂 Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of the week Krista!

    1. Me too Kelly, theres just something about it. In fact I almost ran out to the store to get stuff to make chili tonight, but it was too cold outside and I was lazy. 🙂 hehe… maybe tomorrow night! Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked the soup! Have a great rest of the week sweet friend!

  2. Krista, this soup looks great. I’m a huge soup fan, but unfortunately my husband’s a total Mafalda. Thankfully my 2 year-old helps me finish off a pot of soup. As far as Christmas movies are concerned, Hallmark or otherwise, I’m all about it! Thanks for sharing your tasty recipe.

    1. Thanks so much Jelli, at least your 2 year old helps you out on the soup front. My son loved this too {he’s 19 months}, especially the turkey sausage. 🙂

      Yeah for Christmas movies! 🙂

  3. I love this time of year! Especially with having Christmas movie night…every night! (My boys and Justin moan and groan about it all the time.) But, having a hot bowl of soup with it, is truly my fav! Now you’ve got the bitter cold down there…so not fun! Stay warm!
    Love how you used the turkey sausage in this soup…very delish!

    1. haha… Mike does the same thing but I can tell some of them he enjoys. 🙂

      We do have the bitter cold, but no where near your -11 yikes! Stay warm and enjoy the soup my friend!

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