Not an ordinary bean soup. It is spicy,flavorful and fragrant!

Italian Bean Soup with Sausage

Hearty Italian Bean Soup with Sausage

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Beans are known for their extraordinary health benefits. This soup with bean mix and bunch of veggies will provide you with numerous vitamins and minerals to boost your immune system after a long winter.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
8bowls 10min 1hr 8hr
Servings Prep Time
8bowls 10min
Cook Time Passive Time
1hr 8hr
Ingredients
Servings: bowls
Ingredients
Servings: bowls
Instructions
  1. Prepare all the required ingredients.Italian Bean Soup with Sausage Ingredients
  2. Rinse the beans and put them in a bowl with cold water so they are fully covered. Leave overnight.
  3. Rinse beans one more time. Transfer them in a soup pot and add cold water (as much as needed for a soup). Add bay leaf and herbs (use a thread to tie rosemary, oregano and thyme together, leave a long tail for easy removal). Bring to boil, add salt, pepper and a little bit of crushed chili pepper and let the beans cook for about 40min or until softened.beans and herbs for bean soup
  4. Meanwhile prepare all the vegetables: chop onion, garlic, celery, red bell pepper, and carrot.saute veggies for bean soup
  5. Heat a pan with olive oil. Add onion, garlic and celery and saute until tender, about 5-7min. Then add bell pepper and carrot and saute for another 5-6 min.saute veggies for bean soup
  6. Meanwhile prepare the tomatoes: blanch them with boiling water and then remove the skin. Cut tomatoes in cubes.remove tomato skin
  7. Slice the sausages.
  8. Remove the herbs from the soup. Transfer the vegetables and tomatoes to the pot and bring to boil.
  9. Add sausages to the pan where the veggies were sauted and fry for 5 min or until slightly crispy. Transfer to the pot. Bring to boil, let cook for another 5 min, then turn off the heat and let the soup rest.
  10. At this time you can chop cilantro and green onion. Add the greens to the pot and mix in the soup.add greens to the bean soup
  11. Serve with a cheese bread! This soup is even better the next day. Bon Nuppetie!
Recipe Notes

For extra flavor and spiciness you can use flavored sausages such as spicy Italian or sun dried tomato ones. Explore different flavors and combinations!