Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup

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Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup is a hearty, flavorful dish perfect for dinner any night of the week. This comforting soup is perfect on it’s own, or you can be like us, and add some crackers before enjoying!

This Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup recipe is an easy meal to make and customize to your own tastes.

Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup

This comforting soup comes from one of Barbara’s good friends, Maryann. It is one of those throw-it-all-together-and-enjoy kinds of soups, especially good on a cold winter’s day. This is comfort food at it’s best.

Maryann shared the recipe with Barbara years ago and it has stood the test of time and is even kid-approved. There’s nothing better than hearing a three year old say, “more, Momma.”

UPDATE: The 3-year-old is now almost 5 and he requests the “white soup” weekly so it definitely stands the test of time!

Trying to follow a low-carb or gluten-free diet? Try our Low-Carb Tuscan Soup that features riced cauliflower!

This Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup recipe is an easy meal to make and customize to your own tastes.

Notes about Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Soup

  • The ingredients are easy to keep on hand: butter, onion, garlic, flour, evaporated milk, chicken broth, sausage, cannellini beans and salt and pepper. Check out here Pantry Essentials list in our Amazon storefront to find many of these ingredients!
  • We use regular ground pork sausage in this soup. You could use a flavored sausage, like Italian, or even use a turkey sausage if you prefer.
  • The white beans in this Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup are actually Cannellini beans. Be sure to just dump them in undrained.
  • Once the soup is heated through, all that is left is to ladle it out into your favorite soup bowls, add crackers and dig in! Simple as can be.
  • This recipe only yields 4 bowls of soup so if you are cooking for a larger family, be sure to double.
  • Want to check out our other recipes featuring pork sausage? We have a blog post with links to all of our sausage recipes!
  • Check out our Amazon Store for our favorite pantry and kitchen items.

This Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup recipe is an easy meal to make and customize to your own tastes.

Alternate Versions of This Popular Soup

We have had so many readers share how they’ve tweaked this sausage and white bean soup to add flavors their families love. From spinach to crushed red pepper, adding ingredients to soup is easy and let’s you create a dish that is personal to you. So check out the comments at the bottom of the post to see what other readers have done to make this soup their own!

We’ve also made a few variations of this soup, including a couple of low-carb versions. The one thing these all have in common is that they are delicious and so easy to make.

Here’s some of our spin-off recipes of creamy Tuscan Soup:

This Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup recipe is an easy meal to make and customize to your own tastes.

Ingredients Needed for Tuscan Soup with Sausage and White Beans

The ingredients for this soup are easy –

  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Flour
  • Evaporated milk
  • Chicken broth
  • Sausage
  • Cannellini beans
  • Salt and pepper.

We love using evaporated milk in recipes as it adds a bit of richness to dishes AND it’s shelf stable so we can keep a few cans in the pantry to pull out when needed.

Be sure you use EVAPORATED milk and not sweetened condensed milk! People sometimes get these confused but they are two very different products.

Try this Low-Carb Tuscan Soup with sausage and riced cauliflower for a quick, delicious weeknight dinner.

HOW TO MAKE TUSCAN SAUSAGE AND WHITE BEAN SOUP

Find the full recipe and ingredient list for creamy Tuscan soup at the bottom of this page.

  1. Cook sausage, drain and set aside.
  2. Heat butter in a saucepan; add onion and garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour.
  4. Slowly add evaporated milk and chicken broth, stirring constantly.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, and add cooked sausage and undrained beans.
  6. Heat through, and season to your liking with salt and black pepper.

One thing to keep in mind is that this is small-batch recipe and you’ll get 4 servings, so definitely double it for larger families or if you want leftovers.

Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup is a hearty, flavorful dish perfect for dinner any night of the week. Add some crackers and enjoy!

Other Soup Recipes

Soups are a favorite in our family and we have shared several on here. Check out our favorites:

Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup is a hearty, flavorful dish perfect for dinner any night of the week. Add some crackers and enjoy!

This Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup recipe is an easy meal to make and customize to your own tastes.
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Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup

Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup is a hearty, flavorful dish perfect for dinner any night of the week. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuscan sausage and white bean soup, tuscan soup, tuscan soup with sausage
Servings: 4 people
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 14.5 oz. can chicken broth
  • 1/2 lb. ground pork sausage cooked and drained
  • 1 15.5 oz. can undrained cannellini beans
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • In a skillet, cook sausage. Drain and set aside.
  • Melt butter in medium saucepan.
  • Add onion and garlic; cook for 1 to 2 minutes while stirring occasionally or until onion is tender.
    Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup is a hearty, flavorful dish perfect for dinner any night of the week. This comforting soup is perfect on it's own, or you can be like us, and add some crackers before enjoying!
  • Stir in flour.
    Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup is a hearty, flavorful dish perfect for dinner any night of the week. This comforting soup is perfect on it's own, or you can be like us, and add some crackers before enjoying!
  • Slowly add the evaporated milk and chicken broth while stirring constantly.
    Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup is a hearty, flavorful dish perfect for dinner any night of the week. This comforting soup is perfect on it's own, or you can be like us, and add some crackers before enjoying!
  • Once the mixture comes to a complete boil, add sausage and beans.
    Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup is a hearty, flavorful dish perfect for dinner any night of the week. This comforting soup is perfect on it's own, or you can be like us, and add some crackers before enjoying!
  • Heat through, and season with salt and pepper.
    This Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup recipe is an easy meal to make and customize to your own tastes.

Notes

  • The ingredients are easy to keep on hand: butter, onion, garlic, flour, evaporated milk, chicken broth, sausage, cannellini beans and salt and pepper.
  • We use regular ground pork sausage in this soup. You could use a flavored sausage, like Italian, or even use a turkey sausage if you prefer.
  • The white beans in this Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup are actually Cannellini beans. Be sure to just dump them in undrained.
  • We have had so many readers share how they've tweaked this sausage and white bean soup to add flavors their families love. From spinach to crushed red pepper, adding ingredients to soup is easy and let's you create a dish that is personal to you.
  • Once the soup is heated through, all that is left is to ladle it out into your favorite soup bowls, add crackers and dig in! Simple as can be.

Other Soup Recipes

Soups are a favorite in our family and we have shared several on here. Check out our favorites:

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146 Comments

  1. I have made this soup several times and it is absolutely perfect every time! I never have any to throw out on garbage day like I do with every other meal I cook! It’s that good that I finish the leftovers.

    1. So glad that you enjoy it…every drop of it! Thanks for letting us know. It’s always great to see that our recipes are being enjoyed!

      1. Do you think this recipe would be adaptable for canning? Possibly leave out evaporated milk until serving, etc? I have a ton of ground sausage I want to use up from the last cow we sent to the butcher. Not a lot around for ground sausage canner recipes. I found a canner recipe for chicken ala King which was simple yet outstanding and called for butter. Thanks!

  2. J made this soup a couple months ago and had to get back on here to get the recipe to make it again & leave a comment. We loved this soup! So yummy & filling with some good crusty homemade artisan bread! I used pinto beans because thats what I had on hand. Yum!

  3. Being confined to quarters is no fun for any of us, all I’ve been doing is cooking and baking! I made this soup today and it’s awesome! Thanks for the recipe, it’s a keeper! ❤️

  4. My go to comfort. Always add greens. Also added carrots,pota6and celery this time around. Finished off with a bit of basil puree and a good crusty bread…. So delicious.

  5. Great recipe!!! My husband is so dang picky but he LOVES this. I do add crispy bacon and some garlic and herb seasoning and chili flakes (we like everything spicy). We usually put this over french fries or fried potatoes the 2nd night. Thank you fora fall/winter go to recipe.

    1. Thank you for the comment and we love your additions. Never thought to put it over potatoes and we’ll definitely try that!!

  6. I made this soup today. Followed the rrecipe but did have some breakfast sausage that our son had made, mild, and we enjoyed it. As I am old school, putting it on a recipe card so I can find it easier.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  7. This recipe was simply delicious! It wasnt that expensive to make and it came together quickly. I was skeptical to try this. I always check a recipe for seasonings and this one simply salt/pepper. I did add a little onion & garlic powder as well as a tomato basil seasoning that I recently discovered. I have no idea how so few ingredients or seasonings created such an amazing soup but it works. I used a sage sausage (Jimmy Dean) because that is what I had on hand and red onions because that’s what I had already chopped in the frig. Great Northern beans because my store didnt have Cannelini Beans. It seems this receipt lends itself to changes like that very easily. That’s another mark of a great recipe.

  8. I never comment on recipes but had to come and leave one here. I have made this soup many times and it turns out perfect every time. I have added and subtracted ingredients and it always is perfect. I now make it with hot Italian sausage and add a bit of baby kale at the end. Perfection. Thank you for a simple yet delicious recipe.

    1. Stephanie – Thank you so much for the comments! We love hearing how much people love this simple soup AND how they make it their own!

  9. I’ve had this pinned forever and just got around to making this last night. OMG, this soup is amazing! I did tweak a bit, I used Better than Bullion, 2 teaspoons roasted chicken and half a teaspoon roasted garlic with two cups of water instead of the chicken broth. Red onion because that’s what I had on hand. After adding the sausage and beans, I added a parmesan rind and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. All I had to add for seasoning was plenty of fresh ground black pepper. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you!

    1. So glad you enjoyed it…we love how versatile it is and how you can easily swap ingredients or add your own to make it to your specific taste. Thanks for sharing!!

  10. I love this soup. I have made it several times and really enjoy how easy it is to put together. I add small diced potatoes to the soup when I have them. It is delicious either way. Thank you for such a easy, delicious soup recipe.

    1. Diced potatoes are a great addition. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoy this soup. It’s a favorite for sure.

  11. Soup was great. I doubled the recipe and added spinach and corn. To give it a little kick I added a little red pepper flakes as well. 🙂

  12. We have made this soup several times and it’s always delicious. Tonight I added carrots and kale and served with bread and dipping oil. A great quick meal.

    1. You can definitely freeze soup made with evaporated milk…we just haven’t done that with this soup because we tent to eat it quickly (and take leftovers as lunch). Given that milk-based soups have a tendency to separate when frozen, you might try to reheat them in a double boiler and straight from the freezer rather than thawing them first. Stir the soup constantly to ensure that the ingredients remix.

    1. You should not used sweetened condensed milk in replacement of evaporated milk. You could use regular milk if that’s what you have on hand.

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