Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cannellini Bean Stew

Although the weather today is beautiful and the high is about 70 I wanted some soup for lunch. I based this on a recipe from Kalyn's Kitchen. Her presentation was beautiful and although her version goes in the crock pot I decided to throw everything (except the sausages) in a soup pot and let it go. My version could also be made in the crock pot.
  • 1 package Tofurky Italian sausage, sliced into coins
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz.) dice tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cans (15 oz.) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 1/4 cup no-chicken chicken bouillon
  • 4 cups greens (I used 2 big kale leaves and the rest was spinach)
Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet, add sausages coins and brown on both sides. Set aside.

Put drained beans, tomatoes with juice, garlic, dried basil, dried oregano, fennel seed and chicken bouillon into a soup pot and stir.

Bring to boil. Slice the kale into ribbons (I used baby spinach to make up the rest of the 4 cups of greens - so I didn't bother to cut it). Add the greens to the stew and reduce the heat. Simmer for about 30 minutes or until the greens are cooked and wilted.

To serve ladle the soup into bowls and top with sausage coins. Stir well and enjoy! I served this with some crusty bread for dipping.


  1. This sounds tasty and perfect for the cold snowy day we are having!

    1. Rose,
      Thanks for stopping my my blog. It was very tasty and satisfying. Let me know how you like it, if you decide to try it.