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Vegetable Soup with Turkey Italian Sausage, White Beans, and Spinach

Vegetable Soup with Turkey Italian Sausage, White Beans, and SpinachThis is another “clean out my pantry to prepare for our big move” recipe. I found some turkey Italian sausage and homemade chicken broth in the freezer so I decided to make a big batch of soup with them. I grabbed diced tomatoes and white beans out of the cupboard and carrots, celery, onion, spinach, and basil from the refrigerator. I threw them all together and let them simmer for 2 hours. The soup was hearty and comforting – perfect for the cold weather we have been having. I served the soup with Parmesan and Black Pepper Biscuits for a delicious and healthy meal that we all enjoyed.

Vegetable Soup with Turkey Italian Sausage, White Beans, and Spinach:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion
  • 4 turkey Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery, diced
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 5 cups of chicken broth
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 cans of white kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chiffonade
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded

Vegetable Soup with Turkey Italian Sausage, White Beans, and Spinach

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the diced onion and turkey Italian sausage (removed from casings). Using a spatula, break up the sausage as it cooks into small crumbles. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the onion is tender and the sausage is cooked. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the carrots, celery, oregano, tomatoes, chicken broth, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Simmer the soup on low for 2 hours. Add the drained white beans, spinach, and fresh basil right before serving. Ladle the soup into bowls then top with freshly shredded Parmesan cheese. Enjoy.

Vegetable Soup with Turkey Italian Sausage, White Beans, and Spinach

 

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

 

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131 Comments

  1. I love that you can clean out your pantry and come up with something so delicious. I am working to that end! Cute aprons too!

  2. All of your soups look really delicious. I will try this one this evening and check back with you. Thanks!

  3. Those aprons are so cute!! Ive never had one before and I'm hoping to invest in one.

  4. I'd love to win! My favorite is Apron Hoot Owl Half Apron . Thanks!

  5. I love those aprons and could use one for all my holiday cooking/baking I plan on doing. Great soup recipe! Please make more with winter coming very soon in the midwest!

  6. Erika Mehlhaff says:

    Gonna make this soup tomorrow, upon our return to the frozen wilds of Idaho from a Hawaiian family vacation! Great timing!! And maybe *this* apron is mine to win–fingers crossed!!

  7. Your soup looks good. I hope your packing for the big move is going smoothly. And I'd love to see you draw my name, and then draw another name and give an apron to someone else! That would be a happy event.

    Have a great weekend, Pam.

  8. Beautiful aprons and great looking soup! Love the addition of the white beans.

  9. The aprons are cute BUT that soup looks delish – I could lick my computer monitor!!!

  10. Would you believe I DO NOT have an apron??? I need one! Great giveaway and wonderful soup! Great for the weather we are having this weekend in Virginia!

  11. Cute aprons! Would love to win one!

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  13. ms_stylinu says:

    This soup looks mmm mmm good : )

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  15. Love the aprons! But, I have to disagree. Your sister cannot be the biggest Broncos fan ever because that is me!
    Love your recipes.

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE the apple-a-day one! Would be great for my mom-in-law. Thanks for always thinking of us!

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  18. Janice E. says:

    The soup looks great I'll have to try it the next time we get a cold day. The aprons are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. I love aprons, reminds me of my grandma that always had one on from morning to night. Nice soup.

  20. Wow, those are adorable! I wonder if they have a Mets one…..

  21. perfect weather for soup! thanks!

  22. This soup looks so good. I think the aprons look great two and I would love to have one.

  23. Cute aprons, yummy looking soup – I might have to drag myself into the kitchen and cook.

  24. ooops! pam how many comments! I love your aprons look really beauty,
    Pam I love this soup, I dont know why but Im searching soups recipes and adore them! this look so nice, I made today a lentils soup that I hope to post soon, have a nice and lovely weekend! gloria

  25. love those aprons! so pretty!

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    Beautiful aprons! And it's finally getting cool enough to make soup!

  28. danellesdish says:

    The aprons are so cute!! Love them and the soup looks so good.

  29. Can't remember if I've commented before… but my family and I love your website. Some of my favorite recipes are veggie lasagna and tuscano soup. =)

  30. the apprentice says:

    I wish we would have some cold weather down here in Ecuador so I could make this soup! Looks so yummy!!

  31. Awesome! This new mama needs a stylist apron as I hope to be a stay at home mom and whip up lots of goodies in the kitchen.

  32. Amy Bailey says:

    This soup sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it 🙂 Also, love the aprons. I have an old Starbucks one and something fun would be a nice update from the boring green.

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  34. Anonymous says:

    sounds like a great soup for a cold fall weekend. Can't wait to try it!
    Barb k from Wexford

  35. And I do need a new apron!! Hope it will be one of these.

  36. Words Of Deliciousness says:

    What a great sounding soup. I love soup when the colder weather starts rolling in.

  37. Pam – I've been following your blog for a few years now, after stumbling across the beef stew recipe you have on the site (Which my father says is the best he's ever had!) I particularly love the soups, and these aprons are adorable! Just thought I'd take the time to say thank you for sharing all your delicious endeavors!
    -Maria ([email protected])

  38. Anonymous says:

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  39. Those aprons are adorable and the recipe looks delicious!

  40. Tis the season for soup!! Thanks for sharing & those aprons are sure cute!

  41. Anonymous says:

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    These aprons are super cute… Would love to win one especially " Apron Full Bib Reversible Crafters Sew In Love Gourmet".. I have been using my old apron for the last 12 years !

    Thank you for the giveaway

    Regards
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    [email protected]

  42. This soup sounds amazing especially in this fall weather. I would love to win an apron. The teapot apron is so cute.

  43. What pretty aprons those are! Thank you for the giveaway! And I can't wait for the weather to get cooler so I can start making more soup.

  44. Jenny Sunshine says:

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  64. This recipe sounds so good! The aprons are cool, please enter me in your giveaway, I could use a pick me up!

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  67. The soup looks delicious and the aprons are so cute!

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  83. Anonymous says:

    What cute aprons and wonderful soup recipe! Thanks for all your ideas 🙂 jillbski at gmail

  84. Great recipe and awesome giveaway!!! Thank you!!

  85. I MUST get me one of these aprons! They are so cute.

  86. Anonymous says:

    Love your blog… Your recipes are always amazing. Would love an apron for the holidays to show off more of your recipes !!!!
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  87. These aprons are so cute! I love the green one. Your soup looks delicious too. I'll have to try it soon.

  88. Anonymous says:

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  89. Cute aprons! Looking forward to making this soup

  90. love2cook says:

    Your soup sounds delicious. I can't wait for a nice cold day to make it. Who knows, maybe I'll be wearing an adorable new Spicy Apron when I make it! :~)

  91. Would be so fun to do some fall baking in one of these aprons!

  92. It certainly is soup weather in the South.

  93. they have such great aprons!

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  94. I would love to win an apron, I'm always spilling something on me when I'm cooking in the kitchen while my two kids under 2 are pulling on me. (: The soup looks delish!

  95. I love the italian sausage in the soup!!! My favorite used to be the summer sausage, but it looks like this is going to be my new favorite!!! Also, I love the aprons.

  96. Such cute aprons! I would love to win one of them.

  97. Yummy! I wouldn't mind wearing one of those aprons too! :o)

  98. Hum… looks delicious!

  99. Food Junkie says:

    Sounds like yummy soup. I have made a very similar version at times adding tortellini and smoke paprika.

  100. Anonymous says:

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  101. The Russian Thiele says:

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  102. Pam,
    The soup looks sooo good, especially here in CT where we just had about a foot of snow!!!The aprons are adorable,too.

  103. Oh those aprons are so cute, and your soup looks AWESOME!!

    XOXO

  104. Mmm, the soup looks delicious! I wonder if it works well with vegetable broth…

  105. I love the Broncos one. You should have gotten a picture of someone Tebowing in it though ;).

  106. the soup looks amazing, so do the aprons! would love to have one for this holiday season

  107. I could totally use one of those cute aprons! 🙂

  108. Happened upon your blog while searching for a pasilla pepper recipe. So glad I did! You have a great variety of recipes and I can't wait to try more!

    PS – Condolences to your sister…my Detroit Lions embarrassed the Broncos today!

  109. Anonymous says:

    Yum! It's a rainy and cold day here in Wisconsin. Soup is definitely on the menu. Thanks;-)

    Jenny K

    [email protected]

  110. Amber Williams says:

    I would love one of these aprons! Thanks for the chance.

  111. My wife would love this apron..and I will love this soup!

  112. Anonymous says:

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  113. Salsa Verde says:

    Hi PAm,
    That soup looks so healthy and delicious that I'm salivating just by looking at it!
    I'm so crazy about aprons and all of those are so gorgeous that everybody would love to have them I bet :))!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

  114. I found some different recipes of making soup with a great taste. These soups are easy to make and good for our health.