Easy Bean and Kielbasa Soup

If your mornings are rushed, slice the sausage and chop the vegetables the night before and store in resealable plastic food-storage bags in the refrigerator.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 8 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1/2
package (20-oz size) 15- or 16-dried bean soup mix, sorted and rinsed
1
package (16 oz) smoked kielbasa sausage, cut lengthwise in half, then cut crosswise into slices
2
cartons (32 oz each) Progresso® chicken broth (8 cups)
4
medium carrots, chopped (2 cups)
3
medium stalks celery, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
tablespoons tomato paste
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except tomatoes.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Stir in tomatoes. Increase heat setting to High. Cover and cook about 15 minutes or until hot.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    370
    (
    Calories from Fat
    160),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    18g
    18%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    2020mg
    2020%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    35g
    35%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    18g
    18%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    120%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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