North Woods Bean Soup

"Easy and delicious kielbasa and bean soup from my favorite magazine Cooking Light. Serve it with crusty bread or garlic toast for satisfying meal."
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  • 1 cup baby carrots, halved
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 7 ounces turkey kielbasa, halved lenghtwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 cups fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
  • 12 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (15 7/8 ounce) cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (6 ounce) bag fresh baby spinach leaves


  • Heat a large saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
  • Add carrots, onion, garlic, and kielbasa and saute 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes.
  • Add broth, seasoning and beans.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Place two cups of soup in a blender, process until smooth.
  • Return the pureed mixture to pan and simmer an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove soup from heat.
  • Add the spinach, stirring until spinach wilts.
  • Enjoy.

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  1. ncmysteryshopper
    Great Soup! We had it in bread bowls for dinner and it was filling and delicious! I did add a small amount of whipping cream to the pureed mixture, but i don't think it needed it. This soup is delightful and full flavor! It ended up simmering for about 40 minutes....and was so good!!!! Thanks Asha for an awesome dinner!
  2. Melissa and her Pan
    I loved this! I am going to play with it and try to find a way to omit the kielbasa from the puree because it bothers me a little bit, but other than that it is truly VERY good. Rustic and yummy. It screams for bread!
  3. Katanashrp
    Very good and healthy. I didn't puree the soup as I like it chunky. Great thing to make with things I usually have on hand. Thank you
  4. 55tbird
    This is very good soup. I doubled the batch and added some macaroni and black beans to it.
  5. jedimindtrick4
    Yum! Thanks for posting!


  1. Dianne in Illinois
    This was sooo good! I left out the turkey kielbasa and dried Italian seasoning; but added a pkg of dried onion soup instead. It was perfect with garlic cheese biscuits! My husband and I are looking forward to leftovers tonight!


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