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Italian Sausage & Bean Soup Recipe

Italian Sausage & Bean Soup Recipe

The unusual blend of sausage and beans with coleslaw makes this soup for a cold winter night the definition of complete comfort food. The recipe doubles easily, so serve a crowd and pair with crusty bread and a tossed salad. —Stacey Bennett, Locust Grove, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (16 ounces) coleslaw mix
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) garlic and herb spaghetti sauce
  • 3 cups water

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 16-20 minutes or until flavors are blended. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 416 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 1411mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 12g fiber), 23g protein .

Reviews for Italian Sausage & Bean Soup

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queenzookie 237199
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"Easy and good. I only use 1/3 lb. of mild sausage -- enough for the flavor without so much fat. I added onions and garlic with the sausage. I used slightly less cabbage than called for. I cooked 45 minutes to allow the cabbage to soften. And I added 1 cup of cooked pasta at the end."

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32123sun 235610
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"Wow this soup is good! Having for dinner tonight. It was hard to stop testing it lol. I added a small onion, little basil and oregano. So simple!"

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asnunez 235353
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"We made a Vegan version of this yummy recipe! Used 1-1/2 pkgs. Vegan Italian Sausage, diced it and browned it a bit in oil. Made the soup portion, cooking 'til the cabbage was very tender. (Had to add a bit more water to do this) Added the 'Sausage' at the end and cooked about 5 minutes longer. It was SOOOO YUMMY!

To "win30o6" I've got a question. It's simple. "Why?!" If you don't like what you see, back-out of this site. Simple as that. It's not funny. It's not cute. It's not meant for your intertainment. It's a place for people that enjoy cooking and leaving comments in their ACTUAL experiences with a recipe or to add questions."

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BobbysChicagoBAbe@hotmail.com 228575
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2015

"This soup has great flavor! Only rated it 4 stars, since it really needs to cook longer for the cabbage in the coleslaw mix to get softer. If you're concerned about the fat and sodium in this recipe, like win30o6 so rudely was, all you have to do is get some turkey or chicken sausage instead. And, cut down on the sodium by either buying low sodium beans or cooking up your own beans and spaghetti sauce. Most times there's a way, without being rude. I did also add some crushed red pepper and garlic powder, like some former reviews recommended."

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win30o6 217012
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"You call this healthy soup with 8g sat fat and 1,411 mg sodium? Correction: I'd call it an artery clogger or heart attack waiting to happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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chocolateformyfour 195456
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"Very yummy, and super easy, added a bit of garlic powder because garlic makes everything better."

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vmoureau 135780
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"I loved this soup. It was great and my family also loved it."

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Pankajkumar 198121
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"very nice recipe"

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Janadele 180483
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"Wonderful easy recipe for a cool fall evening. I used this recipe at a soup cookoff and won 2nd place. Thanks for sharing this recipe."

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jtsmith1 120557
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"I'm making this again today for about the 4th time. It is fabulous...don't add anything else; not necessary!"

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cookinfool13 119302
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"This recipe is great, I added some celery, onion, a can of tomatoes and some chicken broth. I served this for the holidays and everyone loved it!"

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kennedy22@hotmail.com 180482
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"Easy to make and really good!! Topped it with some shredded cheddar ... outstanding!! Thanks for sharing."

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jennb76 119301
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"This soup was amazing! So simple to make and perfectly seasoned! My entire family loved it and I'm sure this will go down as a family favorite!"

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sharel 137130
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"Delicious and so easy!! I shared with friends and they all wanted the recipe."

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LittleBeeMe 120556
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"This recipe was so easy and delicious! I made this with mild Italian turkey sausage. I added onion, green pepper, and garlic while cooking the sausage. I also added a dash of Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Everyone loved it including my two elementary age children. It's a keeper."

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CarrieN76 195452
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"I thought this was very good and easy to make. I used mild sausage instead of the hot so my kids might eat it and they actually did like it."

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parrotthead027 186722
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"Extremely easy and taste was excellent."

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