Recipes White Bean Sausage Soup - I threw this soup together with basically what I could find in our pantry this week. It was a cold, rainy day and we had just gotten back into town from a funeral and it just seemed like a hearty hot soup kind of day. I was actually pretty surprised at how yummy this turned out because it really didn’t require many ingredients but the flavor was SO very good.
|Recipes White Bean Sausage Soup|
I’m pretty sure recipes similar to this exist online and in doing a quick review, they use full fat or regular pork sausage. I had turkey sausage crumbles on hand and honestly, there is no way I would have been able to tell the difference if I hadn’t made it myself. Using the turkey sausage saves a ton of time, but also saves 221 calories, 387mg sodium and 16g fat/per serving.
This is a great low calorie recipe that came together within 40 minutes – easy and low cal? Yup, my favorite kind of recipe! It’s souper (Ha!) hearty, filled with heart-healthy beans, and antioxidant rich spinach – so GOOD for you!
1T extra virgin olive oil
2 cups turkey sausage crumbles (I used Jimmy Dean)
1 medium potato, peeled and diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 onion, diced
2-3 garlic cloves, minced (add as much or as little as you like)
1 bay leaf
2 cans white beans, drained (I had navy and black eyed peas on hand)
6 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
¼ tsp dried rosemary, chopped finely
¼ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups frozen spinach
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Additional option: Shaved Parmesan topping
Heat oil in a soup pot or Dutch oven on high heat, adding garlic to sauté for about 1 minute.