Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found this at another web site. I made changes to make it less spicy, more flavorful and more "Tuscan". My husband loves this so much he reheats it for breakfast! Some crusty bread and a glass Italian red wine, " Mama Mia " what a meal!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove sausage skin, add sausage meat and onions to a 6 quart sauce pan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, breaking up the sausage, until no longer pink.
  3. Add broth, potato, garlic and basil.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potato is tender.
  5. Add cannelini beans and spinach, cook until spinach is wilted.
  6. Add cream, salt and pepper, cook another minute or 2 until heated through.
  7. Serve in soup bowls and sprinkle with cheese.
Most Helpful

This made a lovely and delicious soup. The only change was I used 3 cloves of garlic. We loved the flavor of the sweet Italian sausage. This made a nice, hearty, easy mid-week meal. I served it with Italian bread and a glass of merlot. Thanks Lorac :D

ratherbeswimmin' January 08, 2003

Our family loves this soup! I slice the potatoes rather than cube, double the spices, add an extra 2 cups of broth, about 1/8 - 1/4 cup bacon bits (sounds disgusting I know, but it really makes it) and we sometimes leave out the cream. SO yummy!

Brianna Storer December 01, 2009

Delightfully rich and delicious! I made this exactly as posted and couldn't have enjoyed it more.

JackieOhNo! February 09, 2012