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Italian Sausage, Chicken, and Bean Soup

Italian Sausage, Chicken, and Bean Soup

It’s that soup time of year again, but the sad thing is a I wrote and cooked this recipe for the first time months ago when it was still a warm Georgia autumn. I, unlike most people, had been waiting all summer, pining for the cooler months of winter. Soup is practically an icon of winter eating, so I had to prepare soup even in the heat.

This soup combines veggies and lots of protein in the form of chicken, sausages, and beans. One of my favorite new ingredients are in this soup: fire roasted tomatoes. If you’re going to use canned tomatoes, why not use ones that have the most flavor possible? I also suggest you add Parmesan cheese to add some extra flavor.

By the way, I should probably admit that this soup will not win any beauty contests, but it is freakin delicious, which is all that really matters.

Italian Sausage, Chicken, and Bean Soup

2 turkey Italian sausages, casings removed and torn into chunks
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 lb diced boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 15-oz can petite diced tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1 tsp dried basil
1 15-oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1. Add all the ingredients to your crockpot. Cook for 6-8 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low.
2. Remove the bay leaf before serving. As an optional garnish, add Parmesan cheese.

Serving per recipe: 4
Per serving:
Calories: 363
Fat: 13.4 g
Saturated fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 74 mg
Sodium: 657 mg
Carbohydrates: 26.7 g
10.1 g
Protein: 33.6 g

3 thoughts on “Italian Sausage, Chicken, and Bean Soup”

  • Thank you!

    Have I ever made Italian sausage from scratch? No, I haven't, but honestly have been toying with the idea of sausage mixtures. If you can't find Italian sausage, just take your ground meat of choice (pork, turkey, or chicken would all work well) and blend in some fennel seeds, minced garlic, dried basil, a pinch of ground nutmeg, salt, and pepper and the flavor should be in the same family as Italian sausage. If you take a small piece of the meat and make a baby patty about the size of a quarter and fry it up, then you will know what kind of flavor will be going into the soup.

    Hope that helps and I hope you enjoy this recipe!

  • Great I'll have to try this out soon. I'll also keep an eye out to see if you add some sausage recipes. I too have been experimenting with some Mexican ones, but looking forward to yours.

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