Soup: North Woods Bean Soup

Soup: North Woods Bean Soup

11 review, 4.9 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 40 minutes

easy and great for winter night


1 cup Baby carrots; chopped
1 cup Onion; chopped
2 cloves Garlic; minced
Kielbasa; halved lengthwise and cut into pieces
4 cups Chicken broth
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning; more or less to taste
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper; more or less to taste
2 15.8-oz cans Great Northern beans; drained & rinsed
6 ounce Baby spinach
1 bag frozen peas

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1. Heat large saucepan coated with cooking spray over med-high heat. Add carrots, onion, garlic, kielbasa and saute 3 min, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium and cook 5 min. Add broth, Italian seasoning, pepper and beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 min.

2. Place 2 cups of the soup in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth (or use an immersion blender to blend just some of the soup to make it thicker). Return the pureed mixture to the pan. Simmer an additional 5 min. Add frozen peas.

Remove from heat and add spinach, stirring until it wilts.

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Made with turkey kielbasa and I omitted the peas. Delicious!

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Easy and very delicious
labbatt 6m ago

Very good flavor, easy, quick, and pretty healthy, too! I added 1 Tbsp corn starch to thicken.
ckdixon 1y ago

My hubby and I loved this! Made it exact to recipe. It was delicious! Will definitely make again!
PatriciaWhited 2y ago

Taste for me was good. For those who love soups and stews, it would probably be a definition of Great! I used leftover navy beans I had frozen. I also did not have italian seasoning so I added oregano, parsley, basil, thyme and very little sahe.
AllAboutChoc 2y ago

This was fantastic and so hearty whole family enjoyed
robin_j_cervantes 2y ago

This soup was delicious. Only thing I did different was using frozen Kale instead of spinach and no peas. Family really enjoyed it!!
pkaufman 2y ago

Mags2014 2y ago

Really good! I needed more, so I used three cans of Great Northern Beans, plus a can of black beans, and more broth. I also added some leftover boiled red potatoes that I had on hand, and used leftover bbq sausage in place of the kielbasa, just bc I needed to use it :) It was really tasty and my entire family loved it, from my husband, to my 2 year old, all the way to my 14 year old and everyone in between.
Dazguti 2y ago

Absolutely great! Easy and delicious! Mashed about 1/4 of beans and then finished thickening with cornstarch slurry
debblay 2y ago

My wife was leery of the northern beans but she says she stands corrected and likes this soup.
coloradobstime 3y ago

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