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Bean Soup with Sausage Recipe

Bean Soup with Sausage Recipe

This soup is so simple to put together with ingredients you might keep on hand, and it’s delicious, too. The broth with potato, meat and vegetables makes it so satisfying. —Gail Wilkerson, House Springs, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 8 ounces bulk lean turkey breakfast sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic salt, seasoned salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook sausage, onion and green pepper over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender and sausage is no longer pink, breaking up sausage into crumbles; drain.
  • 2. Stir in beans, potato, water and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until potato is tender. Stir in tomatoes and heat through. Remove bay leaf. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 160 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 645mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 214943
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"Delicious soup! I used 12 oz pork sausage (Simple Truth brand) instead of the turkey brown and serve sausage. The directions in the magazine were very different than the ones on this site. I used the web site instructions since they used only one pot and seemed to make more sense. Definitely a keeper."

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 166200
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"Needing more flavor, I added onion & garlic powder plus marjoram. I used beef broth instead of water & an immersion blender for the diced tomatoes as DH fussy about tomato pieces. He didn't complain, so it must taste okay. Being a vegetarian I can't eat it."

jchrist67 User ID: 1462450 208225
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"This is an easy soup to put together. I was not thrilled with the turkey sausage and might try another brand or switch to pork sausage. I thought it was heavy on the kidney beans so I might switch a kidney bean for a navy bean. All in all, an easy soup without a lot of strange ingredients that make a trip to the store necessary."

katiesnewlife User ID: 1051046 144129
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"Good. I added mushrooms in, and used a pork sausage because that's what I had. I thought it was good; and my mother-in-law loved it."

CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 144128
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"This is a basic soup that was easy to make. I think it needs more flavor. I'd add more vegetables (maybe carrots, spinach, green beans) and more seasonings/herbs."

jtermont User ID: 1863534 92824
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"I love recipes like this. Fresh ingredients along with simple, easy canned goods as well. This recipe was easy to put together. I ended up adding the potatoes at the beginning and browning them up. Then when the meat was done, I through the rest of the ingredients together so the flavors would meld. Would make this again."

ilka896 User ID: 6549264 160957
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"Very simple to make the only thing I would add is more potatoes because it needs some more substance. I also used fire roasted diced tomatoes gave it a little twist."

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