Tuscan Spinach, Bean & Sausage Soup

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine January/February 1998

Pantry staples like cannellini beans, frozen spinach and chicken broth make this soup a snap to throw together on a busy weeknight. Make it a meal: Serve with crusty whole-grain bread and sliced tomatoes.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 link hot Italian-style turkey sausage
  • 1 19-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces frozen cut-leaf spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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  1. Bring sausage and 1/4 inch water to a simmer in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook, uncovered, until water evaporates, 5 to 10 minutes. Continue to cook until the sausage is browned on all sides, about 4 minutes more. Transfer to a cutting board; when cool enough to handle, cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. Combine the sausage, beans, broth, garlic, spinach and marjoram in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in cheese just before serving.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 137 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 7 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 167 mcg folate; 15 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 6676 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 147 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 784 mg sodium; 589 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 lean meat, 1 vegetable

Reviews 3

October 07, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Quick, delicious and versatile I really like this soup, but I doubled the chicken broth, garlic and spinach and added a can of chopped tomatoes. I think you could even change/add herbs. Great with crusty whole grain bread and salad.
October 07, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious, quick and versatile I really like this soup, but I doubled the chicken broth, garlic and spinach and added a can of chopped tomatoes. I think you could even change/add herbs. Great with crusty whole grain bread and salad.
January 10, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This soup is easy to prepare, healthy and delicious....what more could you ask for! I use Better Than Bouillon chicken base rather than chicken broth as I find it gives soup a more intense flavor. I have also used Trader Joe's Italian Chicken Sausage and Trader Joe's Southern Greens for this soup. I like to buy the greens fresh and cook them down to freeze in portions needed for soup so I always have some on hand.