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Bean Soup with Sausage

This soup is so simple to put together with ingredients you might keep on hand, and it’s delicious, too. The broth with potato, meat and vegetables makes it so satisfying. —Gail Wilkerson, House Springs, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 8 ounces bulk lean turkey breakfast sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic salt, seasoned salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained


  • In a large saucepan, cook sausage, onion and green pepper over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender and sausage is no longer pink, breaking up sausage into crumbles; drain.
  • Stir in beans, potato, water and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until potato is tender. Stir in tomatoes and heat through. Remove bay leaf.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 160 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 645mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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  • katlaydee3
    Dec 15, 2014

    Delicious soup! I used 12 oz pork sausage (Simple Truth brand) instead of the turkey brown and serve sausage. The directions in the magazine were very different than the ones on this site. I used the web site instructions since they used only one pot and seemed to make more sense. Definitely a keeper.

  • mother of 3
    Jan 14, 2014

    Needing more flavor, I added onion & garlic powder plus marjoram. I used beef broth instead of water & an immersion blender for the diced tomatoes as DH fussy about tomato pieces. He didn't complain, so it must taste okay. Being a vegetarian I can't eat it.

  • jchrist67
    Dec 8, 2013

    This is an easy soup to put together. I was not thrilled with the turkey sausage and might try another brand or switch to pork sausage. I thought it was heavy on the kidney beans so I might switch a kidney bean for a navy bean. All in all, an easy soup without a lot of strange ingredients that make a trip to the store necessary.

  • katiesnewlife
    Nov 29, 2013

    Good. I added mushrooms in, and used a pork sausage because that's what I had. I thought it was good; and my mother-in-law loved it.

  • CatMurphy
    Nov 5, 2013

    This is a basic soup that was easy to make. I think it needs more flavor. I'd add more vegetables (maybe carrots, spinach, green beans) and more seasonings/herbs.

  • jtermont
    Oct 19, 2013

    I love recipes like this. Fresh ingredients along with simple, easy canned goods as well. This recipe was easy to put together. I ended up adding the potatoes at the beginning and browning them up. Then when the meat was done, I through the rest of the ingredients together so the flavors would meld. Would make this again.

  • ilka896
    Mar 4, 2013

    Very simple to make the only thing I would add is more potatoes because it needs some more substance. I also used fire roasted diced tomatoes gave it a little twist.

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    Sep 18, 2010

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    Aug 19, 2007

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