Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach // Video

The easiest and most flavorful weeknight dinner ever, this Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach is on the table in less than 30 minutes using a few pantry staples.  Healthy and hearty, this one is on regular rotation at my house.

Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach | The Suburban Soapbox

Happy Friday, everyone!  I hope you all had a great week and are ready for the weekend.  To be honest, this week just flew on by…like at warp speed.  I could barely keep up, which is odd because I was home working every single day.  I made another video for you all that will be up next week…I bet you won’t be able to sleep for days now just waiting for it’s premier. 🙂  In the meantime, let’s make some soup.

Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach | The Suburban Soapbox

Back in the day…I used to relax with a cooking magazine and a glass of wine almost every single night.  I like to eat and I despise eating the same thing all the time.  So, when people talk about their dinner rotations I often wonder…does your rotation include five meal ideas or 20?  Because if it’s five….don’t you get bored eating the same thing all the time?  Does your family revolt at any point and demand a bowl of Lucky Charms?  Do they chase after you with torches and pitchforks at the lack of creativity?  Well, my family probably would do all three so I like to mix it up a bit….that’s where things like Cooking Light and the now defunct Gourmet magazine came in handy.  I would leaf through and dog-ear pages of recipes like this skillet chicken that’s pretty amazing or these slow cooker short ribs. One of those recipes was for an Italian Sausage Soup from Cooking Light.  It was definitely a dinner that was on a bi-weekly rotation because it was so quick and easy to make.

Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach | The Suburban Soapbox

Through the years, I changed it up slightly but the base of it remained the same…mild Italian sausage, chicken stock, canned diced tomatoes…then you could basically add whatever you wanted to mix it up a bit.  My favorite rendition is this one with white beans and spinach.  The beans add extra fiber and a heartiness that helps fill you up.  And we always have the ingredients on hand for quick soup emergencies….we have a lot of those in the winter months.  The smell of this Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach is absolutely heavenly….your family will think you’ve been slaving all day in the kitchen.  Even if you were at the office all day playing Candy Crush on your phone.


Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach

On the table in 30 minutes, Italian Sausage Soup is made easy with simple pantry ingredients.
5 from 23 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, lunch, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 485 kcal


  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage casing removed
  • 1 large vidalia onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning Blend I use Spice Islands
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15.5 ounce can cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup small cut pasta I use DeLallo Ditallini
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • Grated parmesan cheese for serving


  • Place a large pot or dutch oven over med-high heat and add the sausage, breaking it up in to small pieces with a fork as it browns. Continue cooking until the sausage is no longer pink. Transfer the sausage to a bowl with a slotted spoon and discard all but 1 tablespoon of fat.
  • Return the pot to the stove and add the onions. Cook the onions until translucent, approximately 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic, cooking for one minute until fragrant.
  • Stir in the Italian seasoning and 1/4 cup of chicken stock to deglaze the pan being sure to scrape up any brown bits with a wooden spoon.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, beans, sausage and remaining stock. Add the pasta and bring the soup to a boil. Cook for 6-7 minute or until the pasta is al dente.
  • Stir in the spinach. Serve immediately topped with parmesan cheese.


Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine


Serving: 1gCalories: 485kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 27gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 726mgPotassium: 1561mgFiber: 10gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 780IUVitamin C: 10.9mgCalcium: 199mgIron: 8.2mg
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52 comments on “Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach // Video”

  1. This looks amazing! I love soups all year long and I love even more that this is ready in 30 minutes!

  2. I love sausage in soup. This looks like a great treat for the weekend!

  3. What a great looking soup. Love the flavors, so much hearty fall flavor. My week flew by too, but it seems to be doing that all the time these days. I mean “hello” its November and 2016 is in 8 weeks. YIKES!

  4. This looks wonderful! So cozy and delicious!

  5. i made this today with a few changes/additions…personal taste! I used garlic powder instead of garlic cloves….a few good shakes into the mix. I also added 2 TB of liquid smoke while cooking the sausage!! I also used a half of a 10oz pkg of frozen chopped spinach @ 2 minutes before the noodles were done cooking. It smells heavenly! Parmesan cheese will go on top, right before eating! Can’t wait for supper!

  6. ooh, this soup looks like one that I’d really enjoy!

  7. A definite bowl of comfort, Kellie! Perfect for the chilly weather that’s setting in tonight.

  8. This week flew for me, too! I can’t wait to see your new video AND try some of this delicious soup!

  9. I can’t believe how fast this week (and even month!) is going! This soup looks perfect and so comforting!

  10. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  11. I made this soup today. I added 1 tsp of fennel and 1/4 tsp cayenne and about a 1/4 cup of Orzo. It was delicious

  12. Made this for dinner tonight and it was easy and gorgeous, thanks for a lovely recipe. If anyone else in Britain wants to try this I used 400g tins and a litre of stock. There are no Italian delis near me but Sainsburys do a ‘Sicilian Style’ sausage.

  13. Can I cook this for a long period of time?

  14. Kellie, great recipe. Perfect for this time of year with the flu season on top of us and my girls (both of them) sick. Can’t wait to make it, love easy meals that are ready in no time!

  15. Just made this using turkey Italian sausage for my team of powerlifting team. Served with a salad and warm rolls. Love at first smell! Haha

    • I LOVE that you made this for your powerlifting team! This is a staple when we’re trying to eat a little healthier during the winter months. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Hi my name is Jennifer, a recent gluten free eater. I made your soup today and I just have to say it’s not only super easy to make but tasted so good! I loved it!

  17. Made this tonight and it was easy, delicious and very pretty! Husband loved it !

  18. Delicious! I was worried it would be too salty, so added a little more pasta and an extra handful of fresh spinach. Really, really, really good! Not too salty at all and such an interesting mix of flavors and textures! This made enough for dinner for two plus 5 servings leftover for lunches. Will definitely make this one again.

  19. Can you freeze this even with pasta in it?!

  20. I made this for supper, delicious, I will
    Make it again ❣️ Fast & easy

  21. Made this last night for dinner, it was fantastic. Hubby loved it!!! I did add salt and pepper as well. Having it for lunch today 🙂 Thanks for this great and quick recipe!!

  22. Ah thank you so much for this recipe! I made it for dinner and it was absolutely delicious!

  23. Soup was amazing – I substituted the pasta for tortellini instead and I did not cook it in the soup – I cook it on the side and then add it as we need it – once the soup is completely cooled down I will add it and then put it away – Also, I only added 1/4 tsp of the Italian seasoning since the sausage has so much flavor to begin with – definitely will be making this again 

  24. The nutrient facts says one serving is 1g? I’m trying to figure out my macros and this doesn’t make sense to me. 

  25. Are the sizes correct on the tomatoes and the beans? I wanted to check before making.

  26. Made this today and it was delicious and super easy. I added some red peppers in with the onions. I will definitely make this again!

    • Love the tip to add red peppers, totally going to do that next time I make it! I’m so glad you loved it, this is one of our favorite weeknight dinners! Thank you for commenting!

  27. Hi there, 

    Can I use chicken broth instead of stock?



  28. Soup was delicious and so quick to make. Went perfect with my fresh homemade French bread.

  29. Hello!
    You think I can freeze leftovers?

  30. Great basic recipe, with lots of room for tweakage! I recently got hooked on the Instant Pot, so fresh cooked cannellini beans and homemade broth are almost as easy to get together as canned, and this recipe really makes those ingredients shine. Added some red pepper flakes and extra garlic and black pepper for a bit more kick; diced fresh Roma tomatoes and some tomato paste instead of the canned; a bit of lemon juice for some tartness, and some chopped parsley. Definitely going into rotation! Want to try other greens like escarole, mustard, kale.

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