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.

How to Make Vegetable Soup with Turkey Italian Sausage, White Beans, and Spinach:


  • 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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  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. 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!

  3. 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!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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. =)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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])

  13. I love soups ! Thank you for sharing this recipe

    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

    Christine T
    [email protected]

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

  15. 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.

  16. that soup with parmesan & black pepper biscuits sounds so yummy…some serious comfort food! && those aprons are so pretty!

  17. I've never had an apron, but now that I'm retired and cooking a lot more, I'd love to have one of these adorable ones. It would make cooking so much more enjoyable!

  18. These aprons are adorable! and I've been looking for a nice warm homey soup for awhile now so this should be perfect

  19. 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! :~)

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

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

  23. 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!

  24. 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 :))!