Quick Sausage, Bean and Veggie Soup

Quick Sausage, Bean and Veggie Soup | Twin Cities Moms Blog

What could possibly be better than a pot of comforting, warm, delicious soup this time of year?  A pot of comforting, warm, delicious soup that just so happens to be super speedy to prepare and perfectly healthful, right?  This Quick Sausage, Bean and Vegetable soup is all that and then some.

Quick Sausage, Bean and Veggie Soup | Twin Cities Moms Blog

It always makes our monthly meal rotation around my home this time of year…sometimes even more frequent than that.  Not only is a cinch to put together, but its a guaranteed devoured meal for my kids, which is always a total score.  This one pot favorite is rich in protein, veggies and nutrients and is so savory and comforting.  I hope it’s as welcomed in your home as it is ours!

Sausage, Bean and Vegetable Soup


2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Pound Ground Italian Sausage

1 Large Onion, diced

3 Large Carrots, diced

6 Cloves Garlic, chopped

2 Bay Leaves

3/4 Pound Red Potatoes, diced into 1 inch cubes

1 15 Ounce Can Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed

4 Cups Chicken Stock

1 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Pepper

3/4 Cup Half and Half

3 Cups Chopped Kale

1 Cup Fresh Shredded Parmesan


In a large pot or dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, breaking it up with the back of your spoon. Remove sausage from the pan and drain grease. Add the other tablespoon of oil to the pan along with onions and carrots. Sauté for 5 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften. Add garlic and bay leaves, and sauté for 1 additional minute. Add potatoes, beans, stock, salt and pepper, bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are just cooked through. Stir in the cooked sausage, half and half, kale and parmesan and let simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Serves 4-6

Hi friends, it’s Melissa here! Wife to one pretty stinking great guy and mama to three kids that bring me more joy, love and caffeine cravings than I knew was humanly possible! I love a good workout, broken in clothes and Autumn. But being in the kitchen with my kiddos trumps it all; creating, exploring and getting messy. I believe there is an infinite amount of value in sharing a meal around the table with the people we love, and I hope I can keep that a constant in our home forever. Most of the time you can find me blogging over at www.nourishedpeach.com, and I’m thrilled to be back here connecting with all of you at TCMB!


  1. Hey Melissa, we absolutely loved your smokey ham and bean soup, which also froze very well. Would this recipe be freezer friendly as well? Thanks!


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