I’ve been in a real soup makin mood lately. The weather has been all over the place here in Jersey. I think it’s hard to adjust and our bodies seem to chill easier when it’s cool one day, raining the next and bitter cold the next. It’s also terribly hard on the wardrobe picking organizer types who like to set out their outfits the night before. Ahem….
Nothing makes me feel warmer, cozier and more content than a bowl of delicious soup. This one does it for me and besides being delicious, it’s also healthy! WOO HOO! Yay me!
This soup is adapted from one of Kalyn’s Kitchen slow cooker recipes. One of my changes is that I used canned beans so that this can be made in about 30 minutes. Oh so good…..
Gather your ingredients, (I forgot the garlic in the picture…oospsy), and then cook your onions and garlic in about a tablespoon of olive oil until softened but not browned.
Throw everything else in the pot except the spinach. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
While the soup is simmering, go ahead and chop up the spinach.
Toss in the spinach and simmer another 10 minutes.
Serve it up…..YUMMY! Seeing this again makes me want it right now.
Hubs ate it without any cheese on it. He then said things like, “You could make this every week and I’d never get sick of it.” and “Please don’t mess with this recipe. It’s perfect.” Well gosh….giggle…..
Hayley and I both enjoyed it with a little grated Parmesan cheese on top.
Here’s the printable.
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 cans of white beans, rinsed
- 1 tsp. dried rosemary
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 2 tsp. dried parsley
- 6 cups of low sodium chicken broth (The Kielbasa will add a lot of saltiness.)
- 1 (14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes
- 1 package of Kielbasa sausage, cut into small pieces (I used turkey Kielbasa)
- 4 to 5 packed cups of fresh spinach, chopped
- Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
- Heat your oil over medium high heat in a large pot.
- Cook the onions and garlic for a few minutes until soft but now brown.
- Add all other ingredients, except spinach and Parmesan, and bring to a boil.
- Simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add in the spinach and simmer another 10 minutes.
- Serve with grated Parmesan on top or without it.