Has BEAN Soup Now It's Dinner

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is a true meal in one pot! Perfect for cold Winter evenings Delicious soup. Serve the potatoes & sausages with a small green salad on the side, & crusty French bread (Prep time does not include overnight soaking of the beans)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bit of cheesecloth tie in the bayleaf, thyme, parsley.
  2. Drain and rinse the navy beans after soaking them overnight.
  3. Pour water into a large pot and add all the veggies except the potatoes, simmer covered for apprx 1 1/2 hours add more water as needed Add potatoes, herb bag, sausages,garlic& bacon.
  4. Simmer slowly for another hour and 15 minutes.
  5. Check the seasoning& adjust.
  6. Remove spice bag.
  7. Remove the sausages& potatoes, keep warm.
  8. simmer soup for 15 minutes longer.
  9. Serve hot with french bread,.
  10. After the soup course serve the potatoes& sausages.
Most Helpful

This is such a lovely winter meal. It is a rotten day outside but this dinner warmed us up quickly and it wasn't hard or expensive to make at all. I have to confess though, I realised towards the end of the cooking time that this was going to be a great all-in-one-bowl meal so we didn't serve the soup separately from the potatoes and sausages. Instead, we spooned the whole mixture into wide bowls (I added a touch of cornstarch to thicken it) and just had it like that. Thanks for a superb recipe!

Sackville December 07, 2002