Tuscan Sausage and Bean Soup

Tuscan Sausage And Bean Soup

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Ruth Ann Ryan


This is great served with crusty bread and salad.
To help get an early start, I use the canned beans, combine all the ingredients except spinach the night before in a large microwave safe bowl and refrigerate. The next morning, give the bowl a quick heat in the microwave to take the chill off then transfer to the crock pot and proceed. Drop the spinach in a colander in the sink to thaw and drain while the soup cooks.
This is an old recipe, don't know where it comes from, it's very filling.
in 1993 WNEPTV16 Scranton PA compiled a recipe book. I submitted this and it was printed on pg 14


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At least 8
15 Min
7 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1 1/4 c
    dry northern beans
  • 1 can(s)
    14 1/2 oz diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 lb
    italian sausage cut up, sweet or hot
  • 1/2 pkg
    frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 medium
    yellow squash, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 clove
    minced garlic
  • 4 c
  • 1 medium
    onion chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    14 1/2 beef broth
  • 1/3 c
    dry red wine or water
  • ·
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 c
    ditalini or acni de pepe pasta

How to Make Tuscan Sausage and Bean Soup


  1. The night before, rinse beans. Soak in the 4 c. water in a covered container overnight.
    note: You can use a can of white northern beans rinsed and eliminate the 4 c. water.
  2. in a 4 qt. crock cooker, combine the undrained tomatoes, beef broth, summer squash, sausage, onion, wine, garlic, Italian seasoning and drained beans.
    Cook covered on high for 6-8 hr. or low for 11-12 hrs. or until the beans are tender.
    Add pasta and cook another 1/2 hr or until done.
  3. To serve squeeze excess liquid from spinach, stir into soup.
    Pass Parmesan to sprinkle on soup if you wish.

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About Tuscan Sausage and Bean Soup

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Italian

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