White Bean & Kielbasa Soup

This White Bean & Kielbasa Soup might be the most comfiest soup ever. It’s hearty, warm and  packed with herbs, wilted spinach, and stewed tomatoes.  I’m feeling comfy just thinking about it…

I could seriously eat this every week, and frankly think beans are a really underutilized food.

photo 1INGREDIENTS:

3/4           lb. kielbasa sausage, sliced

1               Tbsp. olive oil

2                clove garlic

2                c. chicken stock (I love Better Than Bouillon brand)

3/4             c. diced tomatoes, canned

1/2             tsp. oregano

1/4             tsp. thyme

1/4             tsp. basil

2                cans (15 oz each) cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed

4                c. baby spinach, loosely packed

On medium high heat, quickly sear the sliced sausage pieces on both sides in a saute pan.  Set aside.

In a medium pot. add the olive oil and garlic.  Cook for two minutes.

Add the chicken stock, diced tomatoes, and dried herbs (oregano, thyme basil).  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.  Simmer for 12 minutes.

Add the drained/rinsed cannellini beans and cooked sausage.  Simmer for 6-8 minutes.

Add the spinach in batches and cook until wilted.

Serve hot and enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “White Bean & Kielbasa Soup

  1. So I go to the store for cannellini, thinking, oh, some sort of large white bean which translates into what, I’m not sure, but should know with my Italian background. I came home with broad beans and navy beans which weren’t bad substitutes, but the navy beans dissolved, making the broth a little heartier. Mental note. Also modifying on Better than Bouillon 1 tsp/2 cups water because I was salted out. Uncle Dale salts everything so it was perfect for him. This recipe is a definitely a keeper though, love the spinach, and it made a cold winter evening a little more cozy. Thanks, Toni!

    1. Thanks so much Aunty! Navy beans sound delicious but too bad it dissolved. I think using dried beans would hold up the best, but that would meaning starting them a day before, which doesn’t work for me because when I want soup, I want it now! Lol

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