A true comfort food, this Tuscan-Style White Bean and Sausage Soup make 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 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 the beans whole. That will add some thickness to the broth, while still leaving some beans whole for texture. I personally like it with a brothy 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!

tuscan style white bean and sausage soup

Tuscan-Style White Bean and Sausage Soup Recipe

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.
3.90 from 20 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
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
 

  • 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.
  • Stir in garlic, onions, carrots, celery, and cook until vegetables begin to soften, about 8-10 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Turn heat up to medium, bringing the soup back to a simmer, and stir in the spinach. Cook, uncovered, until it becomes slightly wilted.
  • 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.

Notes

  • The entire recipe makes 6 servings
  • The serving size is about 1 ½ cups

Nutrition

Calories: 376 kcalCarbohydrates: 37 gProtein: 31 gFat: 12 gSaturated Fat: 4 gCholesterol: 63 mgSodium: 1208 mgFiber: 8.5 gSugar: 4.5 g

12 Comments

  1. I just made this for dinner. It’s amazing…..it is definitely going into my rotation.
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  2. Mary Ann

    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

      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

      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. Jennifer

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

    • LaaLoosh

      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.

  5. You say to stir in garlic; how much? Can’t wait to try this!

    • LaaLoosh

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