Italian Bean-Sausage Soup

Italian Bean-Sausage Soup is a delicious, and quick recipe for an Italian sausage soup that is all done in less than an hour. Key ingredients: Italian turkey sausage, Cannellini beans, tomatoes, celery root and seasonings. A good option for a lunch or a light supper. Add a side-salad if desired to make it a meal. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Italian Bean-Sausage Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.


4 Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup chopped fennel bulb
1 cup chopped peeled celery root or turnip
1 (14-1/2 oz) can no-salt diced tomatoes, undrained
3 cups water
4 bay leaves
1 Tbsp low-sodium beef base
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 (15 oz) cans Cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
Shaved Parmesan cheese, optional


1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, onion, fennel and celery root over medium heat 4-5 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in tomatoes, water, bay leaves, beef base, Italian seasoning and pepper.

2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in beans and heat through. Remove bay leaves. Top with the Parmesan if desired.

Freezing Option:
Freeze soup without cheese in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a piece of crusty bread and a side salad for a fabulous meal.

Yield: 8 Servings (2 Quarts Total)
Serving Size: 1 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1 Starch + 1 Meat (L)

Calories: 168, Total Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 20, Sodium: 585mg, Sugars: 3g, Carbohydrates: 22g, Fiber: 6g, Protein: 11g

Original recipe and image from: Taste Of Home.

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