This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check to make sure the sausage is gluten-free (Applegate Farms breakfast sausage is gluten-free.)
"There is nothing like soup. It is by nature eccentric: no two are ever alike, unless of course you get your soup in a can." -Laurie Colwin
This is a great example of how much a little bit of sausage can go a long way to add a lot of flavor. A bean soup with the Tuscan style seasonings is great on its own, but adding just a bit of sausage can really ramp up the savory flavors.
Choose sausage wisely. It is not something you should be eating every day, and the additives, such as nitrites, are not great for us. Applegate Farms makes pretty good sausages. They are reasonably priced, widely available, lower in sodium, and they are antibiotic and preservative free. The flavor of their products is great. Each link is about a half ounce and that makes them easy to measure.
Using the liquid from the canned beans makes this a thicker and creamier soup. Simmering this soup for at least an hour lets the beans cook well and soften a bit and also helps the soup thicken up. As with almost any soup, it is better the next day, so always make a double batch.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: 2 cups soup
Cooking Time: 120 minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers.
Place the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
When the oil is hot, add the sausage and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir frequently.
Add the sliced onions and cook for 5 minutes. Stir frequently.
Add the celery and carrots. Cook for about 3 minutes. Stir frequently.
Add the oregano, sage, paprika, fennel, salt, pepper, water, and white beans.
Cover, and when the soup begins to boil, reduce the heat to a simmer.
Simmer partially covered for 90 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Serving size: about 2 cups
|Calories from Fat 81
|% Daily Value
|Total Fat 9g
|Saturated Fat 3g
|Monounsaturated Fat 4g
|Trans Fat 0g
|Total Carbohydrates 44g
|Dietary Fiber 11g
|Vitamin K 27mcg