Rating: 4.5 stars
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This is simple fare that the whole family will enjoy. I make this, or a close rendition, and freeze in batches for my toddler's lunches. But it's also a nice option for those times when you don't have a lot of time or headspace, but want to cook something from scratch that's satisfying and tastes like it cooked for ages.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
50 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, breaking apart with a wooden spoon. Stir in carrots, celery, and red onion; cook until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in beans with their liquid.

  • Add potatoes, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper to the saucepan. Pour in enough water to cover, about 1 1/2 cups. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender and soup thickens, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use vegetable or chicken broth instead of plain water, if preferred.

This is a great base recipe for adding additional vegetables, such as cabbage, zucchini, or kale.

Nutrition Facts

499 calories; protein 22.9g; carbohydrates 44.3g; fat 25.9g; cholesterol 44.6mg; sodium 1131.5mg. Full Nutrition