Easy Bean and Kielbasa Soup

Easy Bean and Kielbasa Soup

If your mornings are rushed, slice the sausage and chop the vegetables the night before and store in resealable plastic food-storage bags in the refrigerator.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

8:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1/2
package (20-oz size) 15- or 16-dried bean soup mix, sorted and rinsed
1
package (16 oz) smoked kielbasa sausage, cut lengthwise in half, then cut crosswise into slices
2
cartons (32 oz each) Progresso® chicken broth (8 cups)
4
medium carrots, chopped (2 cups)
3
medium stalks celery, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
tablespoons tomato paste
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  1. In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except tomatoes.
  2. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  3. Stir in tomatoes. Increase heat setting to High. Cover and cook about 15 minutes or until hot.
Makes 8 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 370
    • (Calories from Fat 160),
  • Total Fat 18g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 2020mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 18g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.