White Bean-Sausage Soup


Make this heart-healthy main-dish white bean and sausage soup with fresh onions. If you're really pressed for time, look for frozen chopped onions, which can be added to soups and stews in seconds.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 servings


  • 8 ounces mild Italian turkey sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic (2 cloves)

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes (undrained)

  • 1 (14 ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 cups coarsely chopped kale or spinach


  1. Cook sausage, onion and garlic in a large saucepan 5 to 10 minutes or until the sausage is browned and the onion is tender. Drain off fat. Stir in beans, tomatoes, broth, the water, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in kale (or spinach). Simmer, uncovered, 1 to 3 minutes more or until the kale is tender (or the spinach is wilted).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
5g Fat
35g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 810mg 35%

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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