Worknight Dinner Recipe: Spicy Sausage, White Bean & Spinach Soup

Cooking for a Crowd, Recipes, Weekend Cooking, Worknight Dinners
spicy sausage soup
spicy sausage spinach and white bean soup

Photo: Leigh Loftus

Remember when I used to write one of these every single week? For almost two years you had visual proof that I cooked dinner at least once a week but these days, you’re forced to place actual trust in my word and give me the benefit of the doubt.

Well, I promise. I would never lead you astray.

 I’m not going to be all cliche and tell you that it’s fall so it’s time! for! soup! but what I will tell you is that soup is a really easy way to cook yourself a meal with minimal prep and as few pans to wash as possible. In a nutshell, we have quick, easy, healthy – the perfect trifecta.

spicy sausage soup

Photo: Leigh Loftus

Spicy Sausage, White Bean and Spinach Soup
Recipe type: Cooking for a Crowd, Worknight Dinners
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Serves: 4
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 links fully cooked andouille sausage
  • 3 cups packed fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  1. Bring broth and tomatoes to a boil in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add beans and sausages and bring to a boil.
  2. Cook, uncovered for about 8 minutes or until soup is thoroughly heated. Stir in spinach, cook 1 minute or until spinach has wilted. Garnish with shaved parmesan cheese, if desired.
  3. Note: I've made this several times and each time, I've gotten more creative with the ingredients. Optional add-ins include: 1 cup of cooked rice, 1 cup of your favorite veggies (celery, leeks, carrots). Mix and match to create a delicious soup with a spicy base!


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  • Reply
    Paige Worthy
    November 9, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    This is so yummy, Maris. I’m making it this afternoon, for the second time.

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    Erika Peterson
    October 6, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    This looks scrumptious!

  • Reply
    October 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I’ll keep this for the cold winter nights that are on their way.

  • Reply
    October 5, 2010 at 10:50 am

    This looks delicious! I am printing, I love a new soup recipe.

  • Reply
    October 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Oh my goodness! I just clicked on your blog, saw that picture and got really excited!!! Lol I am a soup person, over sweets .. strange I know, everyone tells me. So excited to try this!

  • Reply
    October 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I’ve actually been really into soup or soup-like meals lately. It’s inexplicable because for such a long time I despised soup. This is really hitting the spot right now though!

  • Reply
    October 4, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Spring,summer, fall AND winter is soup time for me!!!!

  • Reply
    October 4, 2010 at 4:56 am

    I am sooo ready for soup and this looks easy enough even for me and so hearty!

  • Reply
    October 4, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I am ready for soup season! One of my favorite things about fall!

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