Need a bowl of something delicious? Try this HEARTY SAUSAGE SOUP WITH WHITE BEANS!
We’ve all been there; running through options on what to make for lunch or dinner. If a simple hearty soup often comes to mind, especially on cool-weather days, our HEARTY SAUSAGE SOUP WITH WHITE BEANS is just the ticket. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also loaded with memorable flavours.
Making this soup takes less than 45 minutes – 10 minutes to prep the veggies, 10 minutes to cook the soup and 20 minutes to leave it simmering on low before you serve and enjoy. Everything about this delicious, robust soup recipe is good.
If soup is what brought you here, don’t forget to check out some of our other favourites. Readers just like you enjoy our AVGOLEMONO – a flavourful chicken soup made with whipped egg, lemon and rice – or a classic FRENCH ONION SOUP. We know many of you are going to enjoy our easy TOMATO SOUP, vegetarian LENTIL SOUP WITH LEMON, and one of my faves, this exceptionally tasty SEAFOOD CHOWDER.
With soup top of mind, let’s get this one on, shall we? Here’s how to make HEARTY SAUSAGE SOUP WITH WHITE BEANS:
Nothing required to make this delicious dish is tough to find; in fact, you likely have many of the ingredients on hand. When you watch the VIDEO created for this recipe, you’ll hear me suggest using homemade chicken broth or stock if you have some handy. Although store-bought will work in a pinch, homemade is suggested.
Speaking of ingredients I do want to mention that you can also get creative when you go to make this recipe. Having now made it a number of times “as written”, I’m thinking next time I might add chopped kale or baby spinach.
SAUSAGE, BEANS AND TOMATOES
The sausage, beans and tomatoes used to make this soup are truly the superstars of the flavour profile. Use diced tomatoes, or for even more flavour splurge, buy premium plum tomatoes such as San Marzano. You can do the same with the beans, using varieties such as canned Romano, lupini or cannellini beans. The beans not only add flavour but they’re also packed with vitamins and protein too. Don’t forget to rinse and drain them before adding them to the pot.
As for the sausage, we found using fresh sausages gives the soup more flavour. Remember to select a mild, medium or spicy variety to suit your taste. Removing the meat from the casings is easy work. We’ve now made the soup using Italian sausage, chorizo, and mild turkey sausage and can confirm that they all worked perfectly, so pick a favourite and get cooking.
Onion, carrot and celery seem to make it into almost every soup we craft; these three vegetables are trusted flavour builders. We also added garlic to this soup, plus a yellow pepper which adds both colour and just a hint of sweetness. Finely chopping all of the veggies is the only time-consuming part of the recipe. Remember, if you have a family member or friend in the wings, call them into work. Many hands always make for light work.
HERBS AND SPICES
Hopefully, the herbs and spices used in this recipe are already on hand. The kosher salt, black pepper, chili flakes, dried thyme and dried oregano contribute to both the flavour and enticing aroma of the finished soup. One final herb-related mention is adding fresh bay leaves to the soup during the simmering. Look for fresh bay leaves in the produce section of your grocery store, and if unavailable, add dried.
As mentioned off the top, making our HEARTY SAUSAGE SOUP WITH WHITE BEANS is quite simple. Chop, sauté, combine and simmer is the order of the day, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. This is a family-sized recipe and works perfectly for weekend crowds, whether served for lunch or dinner. We’re happy to report it also freezes well, so leftovers can be packaged up into single portions making them excellent grab-and-go school or work meal options for another time.
Serving the soup should be pretty effortless; sprinkling the top with a bit of chopped parsley should do the trick. You can also add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese if you’d like. That said, feel free to present it with a favourite baked good or bread-like this HOMEMADE SOURDOUGH, our light and fluffy FLAKY TEA BISCUITS or our HOT SKILLET CORNBREAD. They’re all extra yummy with this soup.
HEARTY SAUSAGE SOUP WITH WHITE BEANS is the next soup you need to make. Enjoy!