Tonight I made a new recipe that sounded interesting and tasted absolutely wonderful: Smoked Sausage, Spinach, and White Bean Soup. It is more of cold day recipe, but I didn’t exactly plan on having a wonderful Spring day during the middle of Winter. I’m not complaining though, I absolutely love the weather today! On to the food…I pulled this recipe from the Comfort of Cooking‘s blog. It was quick, easy, and fairly frugal. It has wonderful flavor and I can almost guarantee that it will all be eaten if you make it. There will be no leftovers. I had to fight with my mother-in-law for the last bite! Just kidding…a little.
The original posting of the recipe can be found here: Smoked Sausage, Spinach, and White Bean Soup
1 Tablespoon olive oil
13 oz. smoked sausage (chicken, turkey or beef)
1 yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
2 (15 oz.) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups (32 oz.) low-sodium chicken broth
10 oz. fresh baby spinach
Salt and pepper, to taste
Grated parmesan cheese, for serving, optional
In a large pot over medium-high heat, add olive oil. Once hot, add sausage and cook 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until nicely browned. Add onions and garlic; cook 2-3 minutes, until soft and fragrant.
Stir in thyme leaves, Italian seasoning, diced tomatoes, beans and chicken broth. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered 25-30 minutes. Stir in spinach during last 5 minutes of cooking. Season with salt and pepper.
Spoon into serving bowls and top with grated parmesan cheese, if desired.