Rating: 4.78 stars
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Grab your programmable pressure cooker and make this hearty smoked sausage and vegetable-loaded soup, in partnership with Hillshire Farm® Brand.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set programmable pressure cooker to SAUTE. Add rinsed and drained beans and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil and fasten and lock lid. Switch cooker to HIGH PRESSURE for 1 minute. Release pressure manually and carefully drain beans. Transfer beans to a bowl, and set aside.

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  • Place cooker insert back into the programmable pressure cooker and set to SAUTE. Add oil and sausage; cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage begins to brown. Add onions, garlic, and thyme; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent. Add beans, stock, and salt. Cover programmable pressure cooker and fasten lid. Lock and seal steam valve. Set to HIGH PRESSURE and cook until beans are tender, 10 minutes. Release pressure manually.

  • Uncover programmable pressure cooker. Stir in kale, pasta, zest, crushed red pepper, and tomatoes. Fasten and lock lid, set cooker to HIGH PRESSURE and cook for 5 minutes. Release pressure manually. Serve in bowls topped with cheese.

Cook's Tips:

Settings may vary across models and brands. It's important to refer to your cooker's manual to learn what settings to use (Saute, Pressure cook) for this recipe.

Don't have a programmable pressure cooker? For a stovetop version, soak the beans overnight in 6 cups of water; drain. Saute the sausage, onion, and garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high. Add the drained beans, stock, and salt, and simmer over medium-low, covered, for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients (except the cheese) and cook over medium-high heat for 8 minutes, until pasta is al dente. Serve topped with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

643 calories; protein 37g; carbohydrates 78.3g; fat 21.9g; cholesterol 40.9mg; sodium 1576.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (30)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
Loved it! Substituted 2 cans northern beans, fire roasted diced tomatoes with green chilis , 1 tsp dried thyme ,about 3 cups frozen spinach/kale mix and a small amount of broken up pappardelle egg noodles. Left out lemon zest and crushed red pepper. Next time Did not use the 1 TBS oil to brown sausage. The grease from meat is plenty enough to saute the onions and garlic. Easy to make. Just throw everything in a pot and let it simmer. Read More
(12)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
Loved it! Substituted 2 cans northern beans, fire roasted diced tomatoes with green chilis , 1 tsp dried thyme ,about 3 cups frozen spinach/kale mix and a small amount of broken up pappardelle egg noodles. Left out lemon zest and crushed red pepper. Next time Did not use the 1 TBS oil to brown sausage. The grease from meat is plenty enough to saute the onions and garlic. Easy to make. Just throw everything in a pot and let it simmer. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2020
Awesome soup, I can't say enough about this recipe! I did the stovetop version. I followed the recipe pretty closely, the only thing I added was a mirepoix of onion, celery, and carrots. I also used a can of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies. I can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch!! It's a very hearty and filling soup! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
Really good. I had to use garlic powder and dried thyme due to lack of fresh ingredients, and it still had a wonderful flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2019
I made this twice per the recipe and it was delicious both times! While it takes awhile since you have to pressurize 3 times- it's worth it. Very flavorful and healthy! I used regular chicken stock so I simply omitted the additional salt. It was fine. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2019
I could not stop eating bowls of this soup!! My 3 children and husband loved it as well!! It is definitely one of my favorites Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2019
I followed the recipe to the fullest with the except of the zest and shell noodles. Came out very good! Kids loved it. It was really good but probably wont make it a regular recipe because of how many times I had to pressure cook and wait. Otherwise I would have given 5 stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2020
Wow this was an awesome soup I had to sub the Great Northern beans for chick peas and the small shells for Farfalle simply because there was no pasta or beans at the store so I used what I had in the pantry. It came out so well!!! I served it with slices from an Italian loaf and it was a little bit of Heaven on a chilly night. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2019
Love this recipe. Very hearty. The flavors are distinct but well balanced. The recipe needs no changes. Enjoy this. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2019
Made it liked it tasted great cooked on stove top. Easy recipe. Read More