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Low Fat Turkey Italian Sausage Mixed Bean Soup

Low Fat Turkey Italian Sausage Mixed Bean Soup. A quick, healthy, flavourful and easy to make soup that’s hearty enough to be a meal in itself.

Low Fat Turkey Italian Sausage Mixed Bean Soup close up photo of soup in a white bowl

Low Fat Turkey Italian Sausage Mixed Bean Soup.

With so many folks doing the post Christmas healthier eating thing, today Spouse made this very delicious low fat, healthy soup. It features the bold flavour of turkey Italian sausage and the heartiness of mixed beans.

The turkey sausage is what cuts the calories here by reducing the fat considerably. We often use homemade sausages in soup as well. They really do add great flavour and deep seasoning to the soup broth.

Homemade Italian Sausage

A batch of my homemade Italian Sausage!

If you can’t find turkey sausage, any low fat sausage will do. You can even make your own Chorizo Sausage and try that for a spicier soup.

Homemade Chorizo Sausage shown grilled with side salad

Easy Homemade Chorizo Sausage; Lower Salt & No Preservatives!

Bulk sausage meat can also be used in this Low Fat Turkey Italian Sausage Mixed Bean Soup recipe. In fact, I somewhat prefer using it, as I find it seasons the broth better.

When using sausage meat without the casings, I generally roll it into small meatballs and fry those off in a little canola oil before adding them to the recipe as indicated.

Low Fat Turkey Italian Sausage Mixed Bean Soup close up photo of soup in a white bowl

Low Fat Turkey Italian Sausage Mixed Bean Soup.

Keeping Low Fat Turkey Italian Sausage Mixed Bean Soup healthy

If you don’t want to use mixed beans in this recipe, then any beans you like can be used. Kidney beans alone would be fine, just be sure to rinse any canned beans before adding them to the soup.

In trying to keep this soup as healthy as possible, always use low sodium or sodium free chicken or turkey stock. I always say, it is you who should control the salt level in any dish.

The best way to do that, especially post-Christmas is to make your own stock. Here’s how I do that easily and fuss-free by making Oven Stock!

How to make chicken stock or beef stock in the oven. How to save time & money while making the best stock for soup, stew and gravy.

How to make chicken stock in the oven.

If you like this Low Fat Turkey Italian Sausage Mixed Bean Soup recipe you may also like to try our Healthy Spicy Vegetable Ratatouille!

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Low Fat Turkey Italian Sausage Mixed Bean Soup close up photo of soup in a white bowl
Yield: 8 servings

Low Fat Turkey Italian Sausage Mixed Bean Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Low Fat Turkey Italian Sausage Mixed Bean Soup. A quick, healthy, flavourful and easy to make soup that's hearty enough to be a meal in itself.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound low fat turkey Italian sausage
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 1/2 cups diced canned tomatoes
  • 4 cups turkey or chicken stock (low sodium)
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups canned mixed beans (rinsed)
  • 1 cup chopped bok choy
  • pinch salt and pepper to season

Instructions

    1. Grill or fry until fully cooked. Cut sausage into 1/2 inch slices and set aside.
    2. In a 4 quart or larger pot, saute together the olive oil, onion and garlic.
    3. When onions are softened, add the sliced sausage back to the pot along with all of the remaining ingredients.
    4. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the carrots are fork tender. Serve immediately.
    5. Garnish with parsley and parmesan shavings if you like.

Notes

Bulk sausage meat can also be used in this recipe. In fact, I somewhat prefer using it, as I find it seasons the broth better.

When using sausage meat without the casings, I generally roll it into small meatballs and fry those off in a little canola oil before adding them to the recipe as indicated.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 218Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 20mgSodium 398mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 5gSugar 5gProtein 13g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Suzanne

Tuesday 7th of January 2020

What a wonderful meal we had yesterday, this was outstanding! I am diabetic. Read your emails, love your recipes, but this is the first I have been able to use, would love more diabetic friendly options.

Doris

Sunday 5th of January 2020

I have so much turkey leftover in my freezer, do you think this recipe would work with turkey instead of the sausage?

Barbara

Wednesday 1st of February 2012

I made this for dinner tonight. YUM-MO!! I substituted fresh green beans for the bok choy and it was dee-lish!

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