Kielbasa Sausage 17 Bean Soup

Diane Cash Recipe

By Diane Cash dccash

Makes a Large Pot
30 Min
2 Hr

A healthy soup full of fiber and protein. I created this using low fat Kielbasa sausage. Meatless version is just as good.

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bag dried 17 bean soup beans
1 pkg
low fat turkey kielbasa sausage thinly sliced
2 large
2 large
celery stalks
1 or 2 large
1 1/2 c
wheat pasta macaroni noodles
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
bay leaf
1 Tbsp
italian bread
1 can(s)
petite diced tomatoes
olive oil
4 pkg
no sodium/no fat dried chicken stock
water to cover

Directions Step-By-Step

Wash and soak dried beans overnight or fast soak for an hour in boiling water. Rinse.
In a large pot, add beans, dried chicken stock, canned tomatoes, herbs, 2 tbs olive oil.
Add 2 tbs olive oil to bottom of a second pan. Add all sliced veges. Cook over medium heat, stirring often until veges begin to soften. Add to soup bean mixture and cover with water.
Place thinly sliced Kielbasa sausage in pan and lightly brown to remove excess fat. Add to soup mixture. Cook on medium approximately 2 hours, until dried beans are soft.
Last step is to add dried noodles to soup. Cook until noodles are softened. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Sherri Williams logansw
Oct 14, 2011
one great big bowl of greatness! thanks for sharing. sw☺
Rose Sanchez bcharmer12
May 12, 2012
Got this in my pressure cooker now and it smells wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!!
Carol Clarke cclarke50
Oct 10, 2013
I made this the other day and it was really good. Very hearty and sticks to your ribs. I just have a couple of suggestions. There are a lot of novice cooks out there so the ingredients and cooking methods need to be pretty specific. It may sound silly but seasoned cooks know to chop veggies etc--but your recipe says 2 stalks of celery 2 carrots and 1 to 2 large onions. If I didn't know how to cook I mught just throw them in the pot. I would hope that people aren't that dense-but you never know!! LOL. You did not mention the size of the can of tomatoes or the size of the bag of beans, though--so that could make a difference.
Sharon Colyer Cmom02
Nov 13, 2014
The recipe also says 1 Tb. Italian Bread. I assume you mean Italian Bread Crumbs. Please edit & correct anything that isn't plain to readers. Thank you. The recipe sounds really good. Hubby & I really enjoy soup in the fall & winter! Thanks for sharing; pinched!