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Sausage Bean Soup With Pasta

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This delicious sweet Italian sausage and white bean soup recipe has a rich flavor thanks to the addition of tomatoes and fresh spinach added at the very end. The perfect fall recipe, it can be made stovetop, slow cooker, or pressure cooker!

About This Sausage Bean Soup with Pasta 

There are two things that I absolutely love in a Fall soup recipe- when it’s super easy to make, and it’s budget-friendly. Because let’s face it- fall is a precursor to winter and that means holiday spending.

So I’m super excited to bring you this easy, delicious, and money-saving soup recipe, and show you how I make a double batch and freeze half. I think you will love this soup.

Sausage and White Bean Soup Recipe

Ingredients 

  •  1 lb sweet Italian sausage without casing 
  •  1 1/2 cup white beans (like Great Northern Beans or other dried beans) 
  •  2 cans diced tomatoes 14.5 ounces, undrained  
  •  1 box baby spinach 10 oz  
  •  1/2 white onion finely chopped 
  •  2 cloves garlic crushed 
  •  1 tbsp olive oil 
  •  1 tsp salt 
  •  1 tsp pepper
  •  64 oz beef or chicken stock, or vegetable broth (I make my own chicken broth with this recipe) 
  •  1 1/2 cup pasta any kind you like 

Instructions

Heat oil in skillet on medium heat. Add onion, and garlic and sauté until the onion is translucent stirring occasionally. Add sausage and brown, breaking apart into small chunks. 

Add onion, sausage, and garlic to a slow cooker or pressure cooker. Add all other ingredients except spinach. 

If using a slow cooker, cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 4 hours. In pressure cooker cook on high for 25- 20 minutes. In a dutch simmer for 25-20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

When the soup is cooked, add spinach and recover for about 10- 15 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer. Serve hot- this recipe makes a double batch so make sure to freeze half or plan for a large crowd. Total time about 30 minutes for this hearty soup.

Substitutions

If you don’t have Italian sausage at hand or Italian sausage isn’t exactly your favorite, you can substitute for chicken sausage, turkey sausage, or even pre-cooked sausage.

You can easily make this Italian sausage soup with canned beans- you can simmer the soup for about `15 minutes and it’s ready.

Variations

Some variations on this great recipe may including adding, cannellini beans, parmesan cheese, basil or rosemary. You may even want to serve it with your favorite crusty bread.

If you want to spice up your soup a bit, try spicey or hot Italian sausage or adding red pepper flakes.

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FAQ

What is Italian sausage made of?

Italian sausage is usually made of pork with seasonings like anise and fennel.  

How to tell when Italian sausage is done?-

Because we removed the skin for this recipe it can be hard to tell without seeing the crispy outsides. You will be able to tell if the sausage is thoroughly cooked by there no signs of red on the inside.

Where can I find Italian Sausage?

It can be found in almost any grocery store. Usually in the Pork section or sometimes by the breakfast items. You can buy it in links or ground up like ground beef. I love to buy it at Sprouts!

Printable Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Sausage Bean Soup With Pasta

The spoon lifting up some of the sausage soup.

This sausage soup with pasta and white beans and hearty, filling, and a delicious crowd pleaser! You'll make it again and again!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage without casing
  • 1 1/2 cup white beans dry
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes 14.5 ounces, undrained
  • 1 box baby spinach 10 oz
  • 1/2 white onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 64 oz beef or chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup pasta any kind you like

Instructions

  1. Heat skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add olive oil, onion, and garlic and sauté until the onion is translucent stirring occasionally.
  3. Add sausage and brown, breaking apart into small chunks. 
  4. Add onion, sausage, and garlic to a slow cooker or pressure cooker.
  5. Add all other ingredients except spinach. 
  6. If using a slow cooker, cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 4 hours.
  7. In pressure cooker cook on high for 25- 20 minutes.
  8. In a dutch oven simmer for 25-20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  9. When the soup is cooked, add spinach and cover for about 10- 15 minutes.
  10. Reduce heat and simmer.
  11. Garnish with mozzarella or parmesan cheese.

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