Sausage Bean Noodle Soup Recipe

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Cozy up to this rich and rustic soup to take the chill off any evening. Multigrain pasta increases fiber, but whole wheat pasta works well, too. Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 4 ounces uncooked multigrain spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 225 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 752 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat 1 vegetable


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the sausage, green pepper and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until spaghetti is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sausage Bean Soup in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p30

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"great recipe, my 15 yr old son loved it. very filling, I used regular pork sausage and different beans that I had and it turned out super"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"One of our favorite soups to make."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"Really Good!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"My husband and I really liked this soup. We aren't big on green peppers so I left that out of the soup. I will definitely make this soup again."

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