Bean and Sausage Soup

Soups | January 20, 2013 | By

It’s cold and snowy here in Michigan, which means it’s perfect weather for SOUP! I recently was given a whole bunch of my grandma’s recipes – all favorites of our family from our growing up years. If you read my most recent post about my New Year Real Food goals, you saw that one of them was to re-vamp some of her recipes to be Real Food-friendly. 

I started with this Bean & Sausage soup. I made some slight adjustments and it was a hit with my kids and hubby. It’s super easy and very tasty. Enjoy!


Bean & Sausage Soup

1 Cup Great Northern or other white beans, soaked overnight and drained (Buy Beans here)

4 cups chicken or vegetable broth (homemade if possible, otherwise Buy Broth Here)

4 cups water

3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced fine

3 medium carrots, peeled and diced fine

1 large onion, diced fine

3 stalks celery, diced fine

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper to taste

1 lb smoked Polish sausage, sliced then diced



Put beans in pot with 4 cups of water and put on to simmer over medium heat.

Simmer until beans are barely tender.

Add broth, vegetables, garlic and sausage.

Season to taste.

Simmer 4 to 5 hours to bring out flavor.

Good reheated up to 4 days later.


Serves: 4-6

This is shared at: Sugar Free Sunday, Fat Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Family Table Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy, Anti-Procrastination Tuesday, Tasteful Tuesday, Real Food Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, Keep it Real Thursdays, Pennywise Platter, Creative Juice, Full Plate Thursday, Thank Your Body, Fight Back Friday, Friday Favorites, Foodie Friday, Pistachio Project, Weekend Gourmet, On the Menu Monday, Melt in Your Mouth Monday


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    January 22, 2016

    It freezed amazingly!

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    January 4, 2016

    oblueandyellowo – Awesome! Glad you loved it. I love simple and I love tasty! I’m sure it will freeze great. Enjoy!

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    January 3, 2016

    This is a very simple, rustic, and back to the basics soup. I enjoyed it. It did make a lot though & I have a meal plan to follow so I froze the leftovers—Super hoping that it freezes well!

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    February 17, 2013

    Thank you for your submission on <a href=””>Nourishing Treasures'</a> Make Your Own! Monday link-up. Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂

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    January 30, 2013

    Isn’t great to have all that history of your family through food. What a lovely and hearty soup. The sausage imparts such a nice flavor. No wonder your family loved it.

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      February 2, 2013

      @BeyondThePeel It sure is! I love soup, so I am always up for attempting new soup recipes or making current recipes more “real food” friendly! Thanks!

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    Adelina Priddis
    January 27, 2013

    This looks similar to my husband gumbo, but less involved :). Thanks for sharing on foodie friday

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    Miz Helen
    January 25, 2013

    Hi Melissa,
    Your Bean and Sausage Soup looks so good, it will be perfect for a cold winters day.  Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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