A true comfort food, this Tuscan-Style White Bean and Sausage Soup makes a delightful, cozy dinner on a cold winter’s day. I love how the flavors of this soup come together and warm your home with the most amazing aromas.

If I want to kick things up a notch, I’ll use spicy Italian sausage instead of the mild. It’s SO good! And this Weight Watchers soup recipe doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to prepare…just around 30 minutes. Another great healthy dinner idea for when you are short on time. Totally looks like a gourmet soup, but is fast and easy to prepare.

If you prefer a creamy texture to the soup, just process one of the cans of beans before adding them to the soup. You can leave the other can of beans whole. That will add some thickness to the broth, while still leaving some beans whole for texture. I personally like it with a broth-y base so I can dip some toasted crostini or garlic bread into it. And at just 6 Smart Points per serving, this satisfying soup is an ideal dinner or lunch that will definitely fill you up. Enjoy!

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tuscan style white bean and sausage soup
Tusan-Style White Bean and Sausage Soup Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
A delicious, Tuscan-style soup that’s brimming with protein and fiber to keep you full. Lots of gourmet flavor, but super simple to prepare.
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 376 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 lb mild chicken sausage casings removed
  • 6 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 large carrots diced
  • 2 large stalks of celery diced
  • 1 6 oz bag of baby spinach leaves
  • 2 15 oz cans of white cannelini beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 6 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add in sausage, and cook, while breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned.
  2. Stir in garlic, onions, carrots, celery, and cook until vegetables begin to soften, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add in beans, broth, bay leaves, oregano, thyme, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low, cover with a lid, and cook for about 30 - 45 minutes.
  4. Turn heat up to medium, bringing the soup back to a simmer, and stir in the spinach. Cook, uncovered, until it becomes slightly wilted.
  5. Remove from heat and remove bay leaves. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Ladle into bowls, and top with 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 6 servings

Serving size is about 1 ½ cups

Each serving = 3 Points*

*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle Value

Nutrition Facts
Tusan-Style White Bean and Sausage Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 1208mg 50%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8.5g 34%
Sugars 4.5g
Protein 31g 62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

12 Comments

  1. I just made this for dinner. It’s amazing…..it is definitely going into my rotation.
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  2. I made this soup last week and loved it so much I gave the recipe to my sister who is going to try it. I am on my 2nd batch. I use the thin n trim chicken sausage which is 5 points for the whole pound.

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      Yes! It is :) So, the beans and the veggies don’t count towards the Points value.

  3. I just used the WW calculator to confirm the SmartPoints……it reads 10 not 3 per serving. Am I wrong?

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      It may vary depending on what brand/type of ingredients you use. For example, the chicken sausage I use is pretty low in calories and fat. But there are SO many kinds. So, depending on which one you use, your Points may vary.

    • It also depends on what WW calculator you are using. With WW Freestyle beans are now 0 Smart Points, as well as the vegetables. Are you using the new Freestyle Calculator or current WW Member app? Also if you enter the nutritional info in the calculator it will add the nutritional info for the beans & other 0 Smart Point foods. The WW recipe builder is your best bet on calculating the SP values on recipes. I hope this helps.

  4. After entering the recipe into the Weight Watchers site, it came to 4 points and not 3.

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      It may vary depending on what brand/type of ingredients you use. For example, the chicken sausage I use is pretty low in calories and fat. But there are SO many kinds. So, depending on which one you use, your Points may vary.

    • LaaLoosh Reply

      3 cloves of garlic, minced. I updated the post so that now shoes in the ingredients list. :)

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