A hearty pot of soup makes a perfect weeknight meal, especially when it’s easy to make and packed with nutritious vegetables, beans, and sausage and can be made in a slow cooker. The recipe below has all the best flavors of a Tuscan-style white bean and sausage soup.
You can use any type of sausage you like here. If you like a punch, use spicy Italian. If you prefer a milder flavor, opt for sweet Italian. Either way, buy loose sausage meat or remove the sausage from the casings before cooking. You can add small pasta (small shells, for instance) if you like. Cook the pasta separately and add it to the soup at serving time. A loaf of garlic bread is all you need to round out this meal.