North Woods Bean Soup

North Woods Bean Soup Recipe
Adding turkey kielbasa lends this hearty soup recipe a rich, slow-simmered flavor even though it takes just 25 minutes to make.
5 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

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Cooking spray
1 cup baby carrots, halved
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
7 ounces turkey kielbasa, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 (15.8-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 (6-ounce) bag fresh baby spinach leaves

Preparation

Total: 25 Minutes

Heat a large saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add carrots, onion, garlic, and kielbasa; sauté 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium; cook 5 minutes. Add the broth, Italian seasoning, pepper, and beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.

Place 2 cups of the soup in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth. Return the pureed mixture to pan. Simmer an additional 5 minutes. Remove soup from heat. Add the spinach, stirring until spinach wilts.

Created date

April 2002

Nutritional Information

Calories 227
Caloriesfromfat 15 %
Fat 3.9 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 1.3 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 18.1 g
Carbohydrate 30.8 g
Fiber 6.7 g
Cholesterol 26 mg
Iron 3.5 mg
Sodium 750 mg
Calcium 112 mg