Sausage Bean Soup Recipe
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Sausage Bean Soup Recipe

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You’re moments away from a flavor-packed soup that keeps you warm on even the chilliest nights. It's just the kind of recipe we Minnesotans love.
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.
Health Tip: 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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JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 259433
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2017

"Delicious, fast and super easy. Big win tonight at dinner, even the kids ate their portions! I added a summer squash and used a can of medium Rotel instead of just diced tomatoes. Very yummy. Thanks for posting!"

jessicadidion User ID: 5048007 256957
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2016

"I always make recipes "as is" when trying for the first time. We actually found this to be a bit bland in its original version. I jazzed it up the second time by using Italian-diced tomatoes, as well as more basil and then added some Italian spice. This helped a lot."

HungryHungry User ID: 8695047 241609
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!"

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 228710
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 *

cookinmommy User ID: 166191 21964
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!!"

jenmellen User ID: 7618953 45113
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Loved this soup! So tasty!"

sara0710 User ID: 7466388 46352
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"My husband loves this recipe!"

daisey5 User ID: 146806 26390
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"I used turkey sausage. You could also use smoked turkey kielbasa. It was very good and I enjoyed it very much."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 51458
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013

"Tasty, easy to make. Used northern beans in place of the butter beans."

lutej User ID: 7101119 202571
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"so quick and so tasty"

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