Sausage Bean Soup Recipe
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Sausage Bean Soup Recipe

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This flavorful soup is filling part of a fast-to-fix meal that uses canned beans and quick-cooking sausage, so it only needs to simmer a few minutes.—Marlene Muckenhirn, Delano, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 268 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 908mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 7g fiber), 15g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, cook and crumble sausage with onion and garlic over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain.
  2. Stir in beans, tomatoes, basil and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Serve with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Switch to no-salt-added diced tomatoes and skip the Parmesan cheese to cut about 130mg sodium per serving. Use no-salt-added beans and save almost 300mg more.
Originally published as Sausage Bean Soup in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p9

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2016

"I used the butter beans and kidney beans also the smoked turkey kielbasa, it was awesome! Don't forget the basil, makes the dish! Thanks TOH!"

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2015

"Super easy and it goes together real fast. I did simmer mine covered for longer than 10 minutes. Removed the lid and simmered for 10 minutes. I also added a little bit of water to it the next day as it really thickened up overnight.

Hubby said its The Best *

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"Such a wonderful soup. I added 1 tsp of beef bouillon and an 8 oz can of tomato sauce. Also used northern beans. It turned out really delicious and leftovers were even better! A definite keeper!!"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Loved this soup! So tasty!"

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"My husband loves this recipe!"

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