Kielbasa Bean Soup Recipe
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Kielbasa Bean Soup Recipe

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I usually make double batch of this meaty vegetable soup and freeze some in serving-size containers. It makes a nice meal for busy days or unexpected guests. —Emily Chaney, Penobscot, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups water
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 pound smoked kielbasa or smoked Polish sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 212 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 988mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 7g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, combine all ingredients except the sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add sausage and heat through. Discard bay leaves. Yield: 12 servings (about 3 quarts).
Originally published as Kielbasa Bean Soup in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p176

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roseholste User ID: 2524778 245144
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"Took this to our Lenten supper at church tonight. It was a huge hit. I have made it before and froze it in 2 serving portions for my husband and I. Wonderful recipe."

Jpeck93 User ID: 6276928 129727
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"This was hit with the entire family! Thanks for a great recipe!"

pdmgeg User ID: 5617006 139371
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"This was a thick, yummy soup! I had a red and orange pepper so I used those. Also had beef boullion and used the whole pound of sausage. When I make it again, I might add a little more water and seasoning to accommodate an extra can of beans. Very easy to make, too."

Nanna48 User ID: 4055105 139370
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"I have made this soup for work a couple of times and have had requests for the recipe both times. It has a very good flavor and is easy to make."

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