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Navy Bean and Smokey Sausage Soup

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12 servings, 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) each

Tender navy beans and slices of sausage give this crowd-pleasing soup its hearty appeal. Top with grated Parmesan and prepare to accept compliments.

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  • Heat oil in Dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add onions; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Add carrots, kale and garlic; cook 10 min. or until kale is wilted, stirring occasionally. Add bay leaf and rosemary; stir.
  • Add beans and water; stir. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 30 min. or until beans are tender. Add chicken broth and sausage; stir. Cook 15 min., stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaf.
  • Serve soup topped with cheese.

How to Soak the Dried Beans

Dried beans require a soaking process to make them edible. Start by washing beans to remove outside dirt. Quick Soak: Place beans in large saucepan. Add enough water to cover beans by 3 or 4 inches. Bring to boil; simmer 2 min. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 1 hour. Drain beans; discard water. Overnight Soak: Place beans in large bowl. Add enough water to cover beans by 3 or 4 inches. Let stand at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours. Drain beans; discard water.

Storage Know-How

Cool any leftover soup. Place in airtight container and freeze up to 2 months. Thaw in refrigerator before reheating to serve.


  • 12 servings, 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) each

Healthy Living

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Diet Exchange

  • 2 Meat & Alternatives
  • 0.5 Fats

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) each
Calories 240
% Daily Value
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 450mg
Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary fibre 11g
Sugars 3g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A 80 %DV
Vitamin C 60 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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