Crock Pot Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Soup

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Crock Pot Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Soup is light, healthy, gluten free, and made right in your slow cooker.  This is made with chicken sausage and is the perfect lunch or dinner for the cooler weather!

Crock Pot Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Soup is light, healthy, gluten free, and made right in your slow cooker. This is made with chicken sausage and is the perfect lunch or dinner for the cooler weather!

Soup season is finally here!  I enjoy eating soup in all four seasons, but at least I feel as though it’s more acceptable to eat it during the fall and winter.  Mr. Wishes, on the other hand, strongly dislikes soup as he adamantly proclaims that he doesn’t like to eat any of his meals with a spoon.  Hey, more for me!  I will never understand you soup haters out there.  I mean, come on, the ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger Soup?!

This Crock Pot Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Soup is excellent, healthy, packed full of flavor, easy to make and very easy clean-up.  The crock pot does all of the work for you…have I sold you yet? It’s great for a work or holiday potluck because you can very easily cook it and then keep it warm all day right in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Soup is light, healthy, gluten free, that cooks right in your crock pot. This is made with chicken sausage and is the perfect lunch or dinner for the cooler weather!

I used Zweigle’s Italian chicken sausage in this soup.  Their all natural, gluten-free chicken sausage is the best and the quality cannot be beat!  I use it often as a great alternative to pork or beef sausage in any recipe that I’m making!  It’s definitely an easy way to make any meal a bit more healthy and lighter.  They have 5 different varieties (Spinach and Feta, Italian, Chorizo, Buffalo Style, Lime Chipotle), so no matter what you’re making, you have the perfect option.  Zweigle’s is a local brand here in Rochester, NY, but I am NOT at all biased, of course – it truly is the best tasting chicken sausage in all the land.

If you’re looking for some new recipes to make for your family, come take a look at the previous recipes I created using their chicken sausage.  You are sure to find something that fits your taste in this awesome collection – from ideas for grilling out (for those of you still lucky enough to be enjoying that warm weather), side dishes for the upcoming holidays, skillet meals, and more.  If you’re reading this because Crock Pot meals are totally your thing, be sure to check out the hash brown casserole listed below!  It would make a great holiday or weekend breakfast to make for your family.

Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites

Chicken Club Pasta Salad

Hawaiian Chicken Sausage Kabobs

If you don’t have access to Zweigle’s products locally, don’t feel left out.  You can visit their website to purchase their products online.  They also have a lot of recipe ideas on their website that you are sure to enjoy.  I personally use their website frequently for recipe inspiration!

Crock Pot Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Soup is healthy, gluten free, that cooks right in your slow cooker. This is made with chicken sausage and is an easy lunch, pot luck meal, or dinner for fall or winter.

Also, Zweigle’s now has a downloadable phone app where you can earn free Zweigle’s products.  Simply scan can the QR code on your purchased product to earn points towards free stuff…pretty cool!

This Crock Pot Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Soup recipe is easily adaptable.  Feel free to use any kind of sausage you’d like, kale instead of the spinach, or Cannellini beans in place of the Great Northern beans.  Just go right ahead and make it your own! It is sure to be a bright spot on a cold, rainy or snowy day this season.

Crock Pot Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Soup
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8
 
Crock Pot Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Soup is light, healthy, gluten free, and made right in your slow cooker. This is made with chicken sausage and is the perfect lunch or dinner for the cooler weather!
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) package Zweigle's Italian Chicken Sausage, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, for serving
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Once hot, add sliced chicken sausage, and brown lightly on both sides to bring out the great flavor, stirring frequently, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Place chicken sausage, garlic, onion, carrots, celery, beans, oregano, parsley and bay leaves into a 6-qt slow cooker/crock pot. Stir in chicken broth and 2 cups water until well combined; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-7 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours. Stir in spinach until just wilted.
  5. Serve hot and top each serving with Parmesan cheese.

Disclaimer:  Thank you, Zweigles, for sponsoring this conversation.  All opinions remain 100% my own, as always.

Recipe source:  adapted from damndelicious.net

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

16 Responses to “Crock Pot Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Soup”

  1. October 11, 2016 at 8:38 AM #

    It was 41 degrees this morning so I would have loved to have had a bowl of this awesome soup!

    • October 11, 2016 at 11:03 AM #

      36 was the low here! Ahhhh! Thanks, Eva 😊😊

  2. October 11, 2016 at 1:55 PM #

    I love that their sausage is all natural! I’ll have to check it out. And what a comforting meal this is!

  3. October 11, 2016 at 2:04 PM #

    First off, I LOVE these pictures, Ash!! This is such a great recipe!

  4. October 11, 2016 at 2:17 PM #

    Nom nom nom!! This looks perfect for dinner on a cold evening. What a hearty way to warm up!

  5. October 11, 2016 at 6:18 PM #

    This is my favorite time of year because of all the delicious soups

  6. October 11, 2016 at 10:30 PM #

    That sounds delicious and I love the addition of all that flavorful sausage!

  7. October 11, 2016 at 10:42 PM #

    Ack! Mr. Wishes won’t eat soup for dinner? I can’t imagine not having soup at least once a week when it’s cold outside. I guess you get dinners and lunches out of the deal, eh? Chicken sausage is becoming a favorite for soups because it doesn’t leave a grease ring floating on the top. I really like the spinach in here, too.

  8. October 12, 2016 at 1:13 AM #

    I’m not a big soup girl. We never ate it growing up. So I’ve not tried many of them. There’s a few I’ve learned to love since becoming an adult. This would get slurped up really quick.

  9. October 12, 2016 at 9:07 AM #

    You had me at sausage and then again at crockpot and then again at spinach – let’s just say that this soup had me! I enjoy eating soup in all four seasons too but only take my crockpot out in fall 🙂

  10. October 12, 2016 at 9:59 AM #

    Yup, it’s definitely soup season. We’ve had some earlier this week, and will probably end the week with some, too. 🙂 This is a fantastic looking recipe — our kind of dish. Thanks!

  11. El Jeffe de la Torta
    October 12, 2016 at 12:47 PM #

    Ok, so Zweigles is da bomb… daaaa bbooommmbbb… I know what you’re thinking… say bomb one more time… but I’m not in an airport. So i will. Zweigles is DA BOMB! There is no greater protein producer on this pale blue dot. If Zweigles was running for president I would vote for it… a chicken sausage is by far a better alternative to Dumpy Trumpy and Crooked Hillary… ZWEIGLES 2016!!!! PORK I CAN BELIEVE IN!

  12. October 12, 2016 at 1:11 PM #

    This looks delicious! i’m all about my slow cooker!

  13. October 12, 2016 at 4:09 PM #

    haha oh gosh I’m the same way. I eat soup all year round but feel like at least no one judges me eating it during the fall and winter – because you know, that’s totally normal! 🙂 Anyway, this soup sounds delicious! And bonus that it’s in the crock!

  14. October 13, 2016 at 11:07 AM #

    White bean soup is so one of our favorites! I love that this is made in the slow cooker!

  15. October 16, 2016 at 7:45 AM #

    I love white beans and any kind of soup. This is such a great version with so many delicious things to eat! Love the use of the slow cooker so I can make a huge batch. This is a great meal all in itself…maybe with a a nice crusty bread on the side.

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