Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I use sweet sausage, but if you like things hot, use a spicy sausage. I always drain off the fat very well after browning it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup pot, brown the sausage with the onion, breaking up the sausage as it cooks. Drain off fat and rinse and drain again well.
  2. Return cooked drained sausage and onions to pot.
  3. Add the garlic, celery, carrots, bell pepper, undrained tomatoes, beef broth, sugar, oregano, basil, thyme, and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and gently simmer for 20-25 minutes or until veggies are tender.
  5. Stir in the rinsed and drained cannellini beans. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until heated through.
  6. Add salt, if needed, to taste.
Most Helpful

I liked this soup. I made it last night. I did use less sausage, because I didn't want to open another pack. And I used black eyed peas for the beans. I used canned tomatoes with italian seasoning but still added the herbs called for.

tasb February 07, 2011

This soup was spicy and satisfying. I used hot Italian sausage and it was very tasty and hot which is how I like things. It was simple and easy to make. It even tasted better the next day. I will definitely make this again! Thanks for posting!

SuzieQutie January 27, 2009