Beans, Greens and Sausage Soup Recipe

by sf
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I found a mix of baby winter greens to use with this, but you can use whatever you like from spinach and chard to baby kale.

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Servings: 6


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  • 12 oz. dried cannellini beans (or two cans) or small white beans
  • 1/2 pound fresh or frozen spinach, or fresh braising greens, chopped
  • 8 oz. bulk/loose hot or mild Italian sausage, browned
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. finely minced fresh garlic
  • 1 can diced or crushed tomatoes or 3-4 large, fresh tomatoes diced
  • 1 can beef broth or 2 C home made beef stock
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 10 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dried penne, cooked al dente and drained (add this to the dish, not the pot because they will balloon up if they sit in liquid for any significant amount of time, like overnight)
  • Grated or shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese for garnish


  1. Soak the beans over night, drain. Rinse.
  2. Place beans in a 6-quart saucepan, cover generously with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for at least 10 minutes, drain.
  4. Return the beans to the pan.
  5. Saute the sausage until browned, add to beans.
  6. Saute the onion until almost translucent, add the garlic and stir.
  7. Add sausage and onions to beans.
  8. Add the beef broth, tomatoes, oregano, salt, pepper and water to the bean mixture.
  9. Bring mixture to a boil and immediately lower the heat to simmer. The liquid will bubble gently around the edges.
  10. The beans should be tender in an hour.
  11. Cover and continue cooking until the soup is as thick as you wish.
  12. To serve: Put noodles in the bottom of the bowl and ladle soup over.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 618g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 162  
Calories from Fat 19 12%
Total Fat 2.2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1.02g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 661mg 28%
Potassium 454mg 13%
Total Carbs 26.66g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4.8g 16%
Sugars 2.94g 2%
Protein 9.24g 15%


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