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Chorizo-White Bean Soup

Chorizo sausage adds heartiness and flavor to this easy white bean and fresh vegetable soup.

Health DECEMBER 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes


  • 2 whole links chorizo sausage or Italian sausage, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (6-ounce) package baby spinach
  • 1 (15- to 16-ounce) can Great Northern or navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Heat a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add sausage, pepper, and carrot; sauté 5 minutes or until sausage is browned.

2. Add broth; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add spinach, and stir until wilted; add beans, and cook for 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Ladle soup into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 324
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Carbohydrate: 30g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 812mg
  • Calcium: 172mg

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Chorizo-White Bean Soup Recipe