Italian Sausage and 15 Bean Soup Style Recipe

Thursday, January 3, 2013
A little different flavored than the traditional ham flavored soup. This is made with Italian sausage. This bowl is packed with everything that is comforting if your a bean lover like me!

1 bag 15 kinds of dried beans (soaked overnight, or boiled on low for 70 minutes) Note: I do not use the seasoning packet it comes with
1 pound mild or hot Italian sausage sliced and baked removing grease or sauteed in a pan till brown
2 quarts chicken broth canned or homemade
1 celery stalk chopped
1onion chopped fine
2 leaves of fresh basil
1 teaspoon each Italian seasoning, garlic powder, parsley or more to taste
salt, pepper to taste
olive oil
4 cloves minced garlic
cayenne pepper optional
optional 1 can diced tomatoes and add 1/4 cup cooked bacon chopped

I a large soup pan, saute 3 tablespoon olive oil with garlic for one minute. Add sausage (or bake in the oven) proceed to saute sausage if frying until the pink is gone.
Add the chicken broth, herbs spices and celery and onion. Add the beans and simmer until beans are completely softened and soup is fragrant around 2 1/2 to 3 hours. You can also slow cook this in a crock pot on high.  Serve with garlic bread or Italian flavored croutons.

Try these other bean recipes:

Three Bean Garlic Chili
Chili Mac
White Chicken Chili
Lamb Chili with Burgundy Wine
Southwest Chicken Soup
Crockpot Turkey Chili


  1. Adore bean dishes...this looks hearty and delicious.

  2. Yum! A new bean soup to try. It can't be bad with beans and sausage.

  3. Yummy looking healthy soup, will sure keep me warm and full.

  4. Wow - 15 different kinds of beans! Beans and sausage go together so well as comfort food.

  5. What a delicious, healthy, hearty soup! It's so cold here that soup may be a regular dinner till spring! So thanks for the inspiration!!! are so sweet about my photos...I think I've finally figured out white balance, lighting, etc. Only took 2 1/2 years! I've actually gone back to my less expensive lens. Thanks for the made my day :)

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  7. Hey, there is nothing wrong with this soup, but it is the 15 bean chili that I saw on Blogger Dashboard that I as trying to find... I bet it will show back up in a day or two... the wine in the chili sounds very intriguing ... have a great weekend

  8. Oh what fun! I love the light humor of your blog! Ok-I love the packaged 15 bean soup-but it will be even better now with your recipe add ins! Thanks!
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    Keep up the great blogging and photos!


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