Keyword bean and sausage soup, bean soup, sausage soup
1cupchopped sweet onion
7ouncesturkey kielbasa,halved lengthwise and cut into ½ inch pieces
4cupsfat free, low sodium chicken broth
1/2teaspoondried Italian seasoning
1/2teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
Two15.8-ouncecans Great Northern Beans,drained and rinsed
One6-ounce bagbaby spinach leaves
Spray a large saucepan with nonstick spray and heat to medium-high heat. Add the carrots, onion and garlic and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften. Add the kielbasa and sauté for 3 additional minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to medium; cook 5 minutes. Add the broth, seasonings and beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Place 2 cups of the soup in a food processor or blender- be careful, and let it sit for a few minutes before blending as it will be hot! Process until smooth, then return the pureed mixture to the pan. Simmer the soup an additional 5 minutes. Remove the soup from heat and mix in the fresh spinach.
If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use brands of kielbasa, broth and beans that are known to be GF.