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Turkey Sausage & White Bean Soup

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 5-10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15-20 mins
  • Total Time: 20-30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8 1x
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Stove-Top, Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Italian-Style

Description

A hearty Italian-style soup with turkey sausage, white beans and greens.


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1-pound ground Italian turkey sausage or turkey smoked sausage, chopped
  • 34 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans cannellini or Great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes with juice
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken or vegetable stock
  • 45 cups baby spinach or chopped kale
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

To make on the stove:

  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot to medium heat. Add the onion and cook 3-4 minutes or until slightly soft. Add the sausage and cook 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until its browned (if using ground, break the sausage up with a wooden spoon as it cooks). Stir in the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes and sauté 30-60 seconds or until fragrant.
  2. Add the beans, diced tomatoes and stock and bring to a simmer. Stir in the spinach or kale and let simmer another 5-6 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
  3. Serve soup in bowls with Parmesan cheese.

To make in the slow cooker:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet to medium heat. Add the sausage and cook 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until its browned (if using ground, break the sausage up with a wooden spoon as it cooks). Transfer to the bowl of a slow cooker.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, beans, diced tomatoes, stock and spinach or kale to the slow cooker bowl. Cook on high 2-3 hours or low 4-5 hours.
  3. Serve soup in bowls with Parmesan cheese.

Notes

Cooking Tip: Try with ground turkey instead of turkey sausage. Simply add a teaspoon of dried fennel seeds and another ½ teaspoon salt.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 273
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 521mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 43mg

Keywords: soup, stew, kale, spinach, sausage, turkey, beans