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Italian White bean Vegetable Soup with Sausage

Italian White bean Vegetable Soup with Sausage

Hearty Italian White bean Vegetable Soup with Sausage is a deliciously healthy Tuscan soup recipe. An easy Italian vegetable soup recipe that’s anything but short on flavor and packed full of nutrition for a complete wholesome meal served as lunch or dinner!
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword easysouprecipe, healthysoup, italiansoup, tuscanwhitebeansoup, vegetablesoup
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ lb Ground Italian sausage
  • 1 Bell pepper seeds removed and diced
  • 1 Yellow onion diced
  • 2 Carrots peeled and thinly chopped
  • 1 Zucchini diced
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup White wine
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • ½ tsp Dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • Pinch Red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 3-4 cups Broccoli rabe roughly chopped (thick stems removed)
  • 1 Can Cannellini Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 32 oz box Vegetable stock 4 cups
  • 3 cups Fresh Spinach roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in medium sauce pan or Dutch oven.
  2. Add ground sausage and cook until browned while breaking up with your spoon (about 5-7 minutes).
  3. Add in pepper, onion, carrots, squash and garlic, cook until vegetables are softened, stirring occasionally, about 10-12 minutes.
  4. Add in white wine and cook 2 minutes.
  5. Add in bay leaf, spices, salt and pepper, mix to combine.
  6. Add in broccoli rabe, stirring until wilted, about 3 minutes.

  7. Stir in chicken stock, bring to a boil, turn down to low, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  8. Discard bay leaf.
  9. Add in spinach and grated cheese. Stir to combine. Season with more salt or pepper if needed.

Recipe Notes

*Broccoli Rabe can be found in your local market.  Sometimes referred to as broccolini or rapini it's used in Italian cooking.  The tops ressemble small broccoli heads while the stems and leaves have a delicious bitter flavor.