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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tuscan Turkey Sausage and Bean Soup

I have another crock pot recipe to tell you about! Surprise surprise right? I do love me some crock pot meals and this one I dare say is definitely one of my favorites!

I found the recipe here at Recipe Girl where I have found many other wonderful recipes. 


Crock Pot Turkey Sausage & Bean Soup
(slightly adapted from recipe girl)
Serves 6 with 1 1/2 cup servings

Ingredients:

12 oz turkey kielbasa sausage, cut into 1/4 in rounds
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
3 cups fat free low sodium chicken broth
15.5 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
15.5 oz can northern beans, rinsed and drained
14.5 oz can italian seasoned diced tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1 tsp dried basil
shredded cheese for topping (optional)

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in crock pot (except cheese) and cook on low for 8-10 hours.


Top with cheese if desired. I actually served this on top of some brown rice  which was wonderful so in that case we had more than 6 servings.

If you use the serving size above of 1 1/2 cups, soup is 241 calories acccording to recipe girl. Woohoo for yummy and healthy too! Doesn't get much simplier than this either! I chopped up the onion, celery stalks, and carrots the night before and put them in tupperware filled with water in the fridge so I didn't have to chop in the morning. I stored the chopped sausage in a ziploc in the fridge overnight. It made the assembly pretty quick in the a.m. before work.


The leftovers were wonderful too and I think it could freeze nicely also! Let me know if you try this and if you have any awesome crock pot recipes BRING 'EM ON!

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11 comments:

  1. this look so yummy - i love crockpot recipes! thanks. ;)

    ~molly

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  2. Hi I'm your newest follower from FFA Friday Blog Hop. That soups looks great, looking forward to following you!!

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  3. Looks delicious! Looking forward to trying it! New follower from fingerprints on the fridge!!

    www.cherishedbliss.com

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  4. This looks great! I was browsing on *Remodelaholic* and saw your recipe! It's exactly what I need to make on tonight for dinner! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Can you do an old friend a big favor and come up to Maryland and cook for me for a few days? This whole pregnancy thing is really making me not-so-eager to cook. Wish we could all have dinner together because you make some great stuff!!!

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  6. That soup looks delicious, nice to have in a cold winters day... Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    and i am your newest follower. hope you could check the blog some time, we have 2 giveaways going on in our blog!

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  8. Yummy!! I love me some crockpot recipes too!! Thanks for sharing this delight! I will be featuring it today at DotDotDot!!
    Have a great Monday!
    Tasha

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  9. Mmmm.... It sounds so flavorful and delicious!

    Thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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