Sausage & Kidney Bean Soup

Sausage, kidney beans and vegetables make this 30-minute soup a filling dinner in a bowl.

Pasta Fagioli Soup
Pasta Fagioli Soup. Photo: Lee Harrelson
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 12 ounces Santa Fe chicken sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced (such as Amy's)

  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ cup uncooked small seashell pasta

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped zucchini (about 2 small zucchini)

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) shredded Asiago cheese


  1. Heat a large saucepan over high heat. Add sausage; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add broth and pasta; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes. Add zucchini and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes. Stir in basil, oregano and beans; cover and simmer for 3 minutes or until pasta and zucchini are tender. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

319 Calories
9g Fat
40g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size about 1 1/3 cups soup and about 1 tablespoon asiago cheese
Calories 319
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Protein 22g 44%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 858mg 37%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 4mg 22%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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