Need an easy and delicious soup for dinner this week? Try Sausage Spinach Soup without Beans
Last week I looked in the fridge and realized that I had some spinach and mushrooms that needed to be used up.
I knew that I had some ground breakfast sausage in the freezer and decided soup would be a great way to use all three ingredients.
I have a sausage spinach soup recipe that I enjoy, but it has tomatoes in it and I wanted something a little different.
I wanted a simple soup that was full of flavor using the ingredients that needed to be used up. I basically threw stuff in a pot and hoped for the best.
What I got was a delicious soup that my family loved.
Ingredients for Sausage Spinach Soup without Beans
- lean ground breakfast or other style sausage
- cheese, optional but good
What can you add to Sausage Spinach Soup?
I didn’t want beans in this soup, but you could easily add them. A can of northern or navy beans would be good added.
I also didn’t want tomatoes in the soup, but you can add them.
Pasta would also be good added to this recipe. I wanted it to be grain free, but pasta would be great in this. You could just add some pasta or you could decrease the amount of meat and add pasta to it.
Can you freeze soup?
Most soups freeze well. Not all of them, but many soups including this one freezer great.
Let it cool completely and freeze in freezer safe containers. This would be a great soup to keep in the freezer for easy lunches.
Is Sausage Spinach Soup without Beans gluten free?
Yes, the basic basic ingredients are gluten free as long as you read lables to be sure that your ingredients are gluten free.
Most sausage and chicken broth are gluten free, but not all, so read labels to make sure that the ingredients are safe for those needing to eat gluten free.
What is the best breakfast sausage to use?
I have a whole post talking about what the best breakfast sausage is to use. Readers shared all about their favorites in the comments. If you are wondering what the best breakfast sausage is to use it is a helpful post.
Can you use frozen spinach in place of fresh spinach?
In this recipe frozen spinach would work fine in place of fresh spinach. You can not use frozen spinach in place of fresh spinach in all recipes, but in this recipe it would work.
How much fresh spinach equals a cup of cooked spinach?
Have you ever wondered how much fresh spinach to use in a recipe that calls for cooked spinach? You might find this post about how much fresh spinach equals a cup of cooked spinach.
Now for the soup recipe!
- 2 pounds lean ground sausage like breakfast sausage
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 24 ounce mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
- 3- 14.5 ounce cans chicken broth
- 6-8 cups fresh spinach
- In a large pan cook sausage, onion until sausage is browned and onion is tender. Drain off fat.
- Add mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes or until mushrooms are starting to cook down and become tender.
- Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Add broth and cook over medium-low for 8-10 minutes.
- Add spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes or until spinach is wilted and cooked to the desired texture.
- Sprinkle cheese over individual bowls if desired.
For gluten free version be sure the ingredients are gluten free.
Other types of sausage can be used, but I like to us a ground breakfast style sausage.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 1171mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 15g