White Bean and Sausage Soup

This White Bean and Sausage Soup is from my friend Steph only has six ingredients and has spicy sausage, basil, tomatoes, and beans!

This White Bean and Sausage Soup is from my friend Steph only has six ingredients and has spicy sausage, basil, tomatoes, and beans!

Spring is almost here. I can feel it in the air. It’s in the mid-70’s here and it’s gorgeous. My mother-in-law texted me from Denver and they are buried in snow!

So I guess there are couple more soup days left until spring is officially here. This soup is beyond easy. It definitely qualifies for a “No-cooking” Friday.

This White Bean and Sausage Soup recipe is from my friend Stephanie who has given me so many great recipes over the years. I halved this recipe and there was plenty for my family of five.
This soup has only a few ingredients but is packed with flavor. Even my kids who were hating on the looks of it, devoured this soup.

This White Bean and Sausage Soup is from my friend Steph only has six ingredients and has spicy sausage, basil, tomatoes, and beans!

I served this with the cheddar bay biscuits I posted a couple of days ago. By the way, my husband, John, is on the last part of Kitchen Nightmares tonight on FOX during the pizza making contest.
He’s the tall, dark, and handsome one…
White Bean and Sausage Soup
Prep Time
22 hrs 3 mins
Cook Time
22 hrs 3 mins
Servings: 12
  • 2 lbs mild Italian sausage I used hot sausage. I think it makes the soup
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 15 oz cans of white cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 32 oz cans or boxes of chicken broth
  • 2 28 oz cans Italian style diced tomatoes
  • 2 oz fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, brown the sausage. Drain. Add the garlic and sautee for one minute.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients (except the basil) and simmer for 15-20 minutes to let the flavors blend. Stir in the basil and serve.
Recipe Notes
Source: from my friend Steph Jensen
This White Bean and Sausage Soup is from my friend Steph only has six ingredients and has spicy sausage, basil, tomatoes, and beans!

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  1. This sounds so good! I love soup…and make it all the time!

  2. One of my favorites!

  3. Looks great, I’m going to be trying this soon. Now following your yummy blog

  4. I’m not typically a soup person – (I have problems considering it actual food) – but this looks like my kind of soup! Fresh, hearty, gorgeous! Love your photos.

  5. I’m eating it right this minute…and I’m very happy!

  6. Okay, I am so making this for lunch this coming week. I can’t imagine this being anything but yummy!

  7. Wow, this is REALLY good. I am up for anything with fresh basil, so when I looking for a new dinner idea this soup caught my eye. Since my parents were going to be eating with us and my dad is on a strict diet I made a couple of modifications: instead of sausage I used ground turkey (italian flavored) and added 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (to add some heat). Instead of chicken broth I used chicken bullion. I also added an extra can of beans. SOOOOO yummy, I bet it is even better with the original ingredients, but if you are trying to watch your weight, these modifications might be helpful. Thanks so much for sharing this GREAT recipe. It is definitely going to be a staple dinner from now on.

  8. How many cups of soup does this yield?

  9. @rachel, the soup yields about 18-20 cups.

  10. Looks like some tasty eats – and perfect for this cold weather! 🙂

  11. Save on cleaning and cook sausage in large pot. When cooking use some dried Basil, when almost finished use chopped fresh basil and stir in ( If you buy that fresh basil at market ), will save some cash. I would use more fresh garlic. Use some good Olive oil too.

  12. I have been searching for pork recipes since my hubby shot a couple wild hogs this winter for our freezer. We had it processed & some was made into spicy ground sausage so it worked *perfectly* for this soup! I did (generously) sub dried basil for fresh since I didn’t have it on hand. And, even though I cut the recipe in half for our family, I still used 2 cans of italian tomatoes. Oh, and I didn’t have chicken broth on hand so I used chicken bullion. This soup recipe is a definite keeper for our family! We LOVED it! And, I loved how easy & fast it was to make. Double Bonus! 🙂

  13. How long do you cook it? Crock pot or Dutch oven?

  14. Why aren’t there any instructions? Just a list of ingredients?

  15. Where’s the cooking instructions?

    • I have wondered the very same thing ! I’m making this for supper tonight ! I cooked the sausage on the stove dumped everything else in the crockpot and will let it merry for a few hours and maybe the last couple of hours cooking add in the fresh basil ! Hope this is right 🙂

  16. Since there are not directions, I’m going to cook the sausage, drain and add the garlic for a minute or so, then dump it all in the crock pot on high for a few hours with some chopped kale. In the photo, you can tell the basil is sprinkled on top so that’s what I’ll do. Or I might just put in on the stovetop and cook in a pot, bring to boil and simmer for a good 20-30 minutes. Since most of the ingredients are pre-cooked, it’s pretty much a no brainer.

  17. This was so easy and delicious! I browned the Italian sausage and added some chopped onion to it. I sautéed the onion, garlic and sausage together then added the rest of the stuff. Was the bomb!

  18. Love this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing. I have gluten issues so I made Chebe brand gluten free Focaccia flat bread and added cheddar cheese to the mix ( this is a very savory bread). Dinner was a hit everybody loved it. This soup is a “MUST TRY”.

  19. Delicious soup. Added a dash of fresh grated Parmesan at serving. Will add onion next time and there WILL be a next time!

  20. Obviously she doesn’t read her comments any more – last response was 2012. It sucks to add a recipe and not tell how to cook it. I cooked the sausage first then put in a crock pot and it came out fine. Would have given her 5 stars if she bothered to put instructions or at least respond to those who have asked ….. NOT COOL

  21. what happened to the instructions?