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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sausage And Spinach Soup

Sausage and Spinach Soup

I became a convert to frugal cooking when I did the Live Below the Line fundraiser.  The goal was to experience how people eat who live in extreme poverty.  We had to live on $1.50 a day.  Of course, I'm not suggesting you do this but it made me realize, you can eat healthfully without spending a load of money on groceries.  The following recipes is cheap and nutritious.  I suggest you buy a bag of beans and use dried herbs in this recipe, unless you grow your own herbs.  Try this healthy soup, it's so delicious.


  • 10 ounce sweet turkey Italian sausage
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup prechopped onion 
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup water
  • (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • (14.5-ounce) can organic stewed tomatoes, undrained (such as Muir Glen)
  • (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 
  • 2 cups baby spinach 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Romano cheese

  • Preparation
  • Remove casings from sausage. Cook sausage in a large saucepan coated with cooking spray over high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Add onion and 2 teaspoons garlic to pan; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup water, beans, tomatoes, and broth. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and cook for 3 minutes or until slightly thick. Remove from heat, and stir in spinach, basil, and oregano. Ladle 1 1/2 cups soup into each of 4 bowls, and sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese.
  • David Bonom,  


  1. This is a recipe I would like to try. Seems perfect for the cold winter months.

  2. Empowered Momma J, I made this last night, just right on time because we are expecting snow in Chicago.

  3. This recipe sounds delicious! A little sausage goes a long way. Nice that it doesn't need to be on the back of the stove all day to have a yummy homemade soup!