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“Easy and delicious kielbasa and bean soup from my favorite magazine Cooking Light. Serve it with crusty bread or garlic toast for satisfying meal.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup baby carrots, halved
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 7 ounces turkey kielbasa, halved lenghtwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 cups fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
  • 12 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (15 7/8 ounce) cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (6 ounce) bagfresh baby spinach leaves


  1. Heat a large saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrots, onion, garlic, and kielbasa and saute 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes.
  4. Add broth, seasoning and beans.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
  6. Place two cups of soup in a blender, process until smooth.
  7. Return the pureed mixture to pan and simmer an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Remove soup from heat.
  9. Add the spinach, stirring until spinach wilts.
  10. Enjoy.

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