White Bean and Sausage Soup

5 from 17 votes

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White bean and sausage soup can be made in just 30 minutes using one pot.

Besides being delicious, this white bean soup recipe will feed a family of six for about $10.00 or less.

Read on to learn how to make one of our favorite bean soup recipes.

Bowl of white bean soup with sausage and recipe information.

About this

White Bean and Sausage Soup is all about flavor and ease, not a bad combination by any means.

This cannellini bean soup all starts by browning some sausage in a large soup pot or skillet.

Because it’s my favorite pan in the kitchen, I like to use my enamel coated skillet when making this sausage bean soup.

Skillet with browne sausage and onions on the side.
Start this sausage bean soup by browning some sweet Italian sausage.

I like this skillet so much that I gave it a name, William.

For good or bad, that practice seemed to catch on in my kitchen.

And much to the chagrin of my boys and spouse,  I now have quite a few named pots, pans and a sundry of baking dishes in my kitchen cupboards

It’s not all bad; giving my pots and pans each a  name is just one more reason for my family to make fun of me.

Besides feeding them, I take pride in entertaining them on occasion.

Skllet with browned sausage and onions.
Be sure to deglaze your skillet when making this white bean and sausage soup.

After the sausage is browned, some diced onions and fennel are added to the pan and sauteed.

Next, some dry white wine is added to the pan to deglaze.

Before you can say “Soup’s On!“, you’ve got a big pot that looks something like this, front and center on your kitchen stove.

Making bean and sausage soup in a Dutch oven

What’s in this?

  • Sweet Italian sausage
  • Onion
  • Fennel
  • White Wine
  • Marinara
  • Chicken broth
  • Pasta
  • Cannellini Beans
  • Baby Spinach
  • Salt and Pepper

A bowl of soup with bread on the side

If you’re looking for hearty winter soup to enjoy, this sausage and bean soup is just the ticket.

Give this  cannellini bean soup a try this week and be sure and let us know how you like it.

Keep it warm and keep it delicious.

Dan from Platter Talk standing in the kitchen while on cooking television show.


A bowl o soup with white beans and sausage
Cannellini bean soup with sausage, from Platter Talk

Lately, I have been making our homemade crusty bread recipe, like it’s going out of style.

It’s the perfect combination for this bean soup recipe.

Pro tips for making homemade soup

  • Serve this white bean soup in a preheated bowl.
    • It will stay warmer for a longer period!
  • Fun food trivia:
    • In the old days, soup was always served in mugs to help keep it from cooling down too fast.

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White Bean and Sausage Soup

5 from 17 votes
Make this white bean soup recipe in under 30 minutes. Inspired by Judy Kim
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 lb bulk sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 medium size white onion, coarse dice
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 cups marinara sauces
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 32 oz reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup small pasta shells
  • 1 14 oz can cannellinii beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2-3 cups baby spinach, a few handfuls
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat large soup pot or skillet over medium high heat and brown sausage, using a wooden spoon to break it up. Add onion and fennel, saute for about 4 more minutes until onion is soft. Add wine to pan and delglaze, using wooden spoon,.
  • Add marinara and chicken broth, bring to low simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pasta and cook to desired consistency. Stir in beans, add salt and pepper to flavor.
  • Just before serving, stir in baby spinach until wilted and then ladle into serving bowls and serve immediately.


Save some fat calories and use a turkey Italian sauasge. We love the turkey Italian sausage from Aldi!


Calories: 462kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 1190mg, Potassium: 740mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1291IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 98mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italain
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updated from the original post of January 9, 2017.

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  1. 5 stars
    I LOVEEE easy, 30 min, wholesome, budget friendly, looks-delicious meals. It’s every busy mom dream come true. This soup is absolutely amazing. I haven’t have white bean soup in a while. I’m saving this recipe to try. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I could go for a bowl of this right now! I love that you used wine to deglaze the pan. What great flavors you’ve got going on here!

  3. Haha – William would be my favorite too, Dan – all those browned sausage bits cooked right into this soup – wow – I’m swooning at the flavor! And for $10 – such a win-win recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much, Dannii; we love this soup and you’re right about the beans – plus they add some great protein and fiber!

  4. 5 stars
    Such a hearty soup.It looks incredible and full of flavour too. Love the sausage in the soup. Yum!