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Slow-Cooker Smoked Sausage and Bean Soup

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Slow-Cooker Smoked Sausage and Bean Soup
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 8 hr 45 min
  • Servings 7
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Stock the slow cooker with this smoky sausage and bean soup, rounded out nicely with a complementary selection of veggies and herbs. It takes just 15 minutes to assemble.
Updated Mar 14, 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 lb small red potatoes, each cut into 8 pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced (2 cups)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium stalk celery, sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) navy or cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 lb fully cooked kielbasa sausage, cut in half lengthwise, then into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix all ingredients except sausage and parsley.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 3
    Stir in sausage and parsley. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 30 minutes longer or until sausage is hot.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If the red potatoes are very small, cut them in half to prevent overcooking.
  • tip 2
    Feel free to use diced cooked ham in place of the sausage.

Nutrition

440 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 20g Protein, 47g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
170
Total Fat
19g
30%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
1220mg
51%
Potassium
1150mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
14g
56%
Sugars
5g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%
120%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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