Easy Smoked Sausage & White Bean Soup
This crowd-pleasing Smoked Sausage and White Bean Soup is the perfect fuel for a Halloween Dinner!
Fall has finally arrived in St. Louis, the trees are stunning right now, chilly day time temps are perfect for boots and scarves and we built our first fire the other night while we watched the World Series! It’s been nearly 20 years since we had a fireplace in our home! I can’t tell you how excited I am about having one.
As the seasons change, just like my closet, my recipe box changes from summer to winter. All those light and refreshing salads, grilled pizzas and ice creams are tucked away and I unfold all the soul-warming comfort food, soups, chilis , like buffalo chicken white chili and other hearty dishes.
Chili and soups are the ultimate cold-weather food that everyone loves. They are simple to make and are perfect for feeding a crowd, or Halloween Dinner!
Halloween can be exhausting (and fun!) You can easily make this filling soup ahead of time. So, even with the craziness and excitement of the day, you still have a hearty meal that is little mess, easy cleanup, delicious reheated and super satisfying!
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The original recipe from Bush’s Beans calls for Italian sausage and diced tomatoes, but I changed it up a bit by using smoked sausage and omitted the tomatoes. We all loved my version and I’m certain it will be making an appearance a few more times this season.
Does your family have any Halloween dinner traditions?
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 13 oz smoked sausage, sliced into medallions
- 1 cup carrot, sliced or diced
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 2 (15.8 ounce) cans [BUSH’S® Great Northern Beans, drained
- 2-3 cups chicken stock
- 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped or 12 ounces frozen, thawed and squeezed to drain
- pinch of Smoked paprika
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or Asiago cheese (optional)
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 4-quart saucepan or dutch-oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage medallions and cook, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Transfer sausage to a plate.
- Heat remaining oil in same pan. Cook carrots, garlic, oregano, black pepper and thyme sprigs about 5 minutes; stir often.
- Return sausage (and any juices) to pan. Add beans and broth and cook on medium-low heat, crushing a few beans with the back of a spoon to thicken sauce, until slightly thickened, 8-10 minutes.
- Season with salt and smoked paprika. Cover and simmer 30 minutes over low heat.
- Add spinach and cook just until wilted, about 2 minutes.
- Serve topped with cheese, if desired.
use less broth if you prefer it to be 'more stew like' and more broth if you prefer it to be more 'soup like'
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 423Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 1090mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 22g
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.
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Disclaimer: I grew up in a house who used Bush’s Beans, I am now proud to be a brand ambassador for them for over three years and counting! As always, all opinions and views are my own.