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Sausage Bean Chowder

"When the first hint of cooler weather appears at the end of the summer, my husband always asks, 'Isn't it time to make some soup?' It's his subtle hint for me to make this special chowder!"
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2 h 20 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, brown sausage until no longer pink; drain. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours. Remove bay leaf.


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This is one of my favorite cold weather meals. A nice change from the ordinary chili. I omit the tomatoes and opt for tomato sauce and water for the picky eaters in my house

I really enjoyed this recipe which is very easy to put together. I used Bratwurst Sausages which I sliced and did not brown first. I couldn't find kidney beans so I used Baked Beans in tomato ...

Very tasty and hearty. I used bulk Ialian sausage, and so added some Italian seasoning. Also added some carrot, celery, and shredded cabbage for more veggies. So good on a cold night!

This was a delicious soup! Thank you!

This is a great recipe. Inexpensive, quick, and easy. You can expand it by adding more of your favorite ingredient and some chicken or vegetable broth. Great with cornbread.

I doubled the recipe and I used 1 pound of ground Sweet Italian sausage and 1 pound ground HOT italian sausage...It was spicy though. I simmered it for one hour also. I also added Taco seasoning...

I had this for the first time when I went to visit my in-laws.....even my kids loved it. I make it all the time now! My husband who always want meat for dinner with eat this with a salad. Abs...

Fabulous chowder!! Only trade I made was the potato for chopped fresh cauliflower (I'm not allowed potatoes for health reasons). Worked perfectly. Such a great flavor combination. Thanks for sha...

Very good and simple! I only simmered mine for an hour and it was fine. I subbed red pepper for green pepper (hubby won't eat the green ones). I'll be making this again.