Navy Bean, Spinach and Kielbasa Soup


Navy Bean, Spinach and Kielbasa Soup
Here’s a richly flavorful, very hearty, main course soup. Adding turkey kielbasa (sausage) and beans creates a slow-simmered flavor even though it takes just 25 minutes to make. It’s loaded with protein and contains an astounding 14 grams of fiber per serving! Each bowl has 356 calories and 9 grams of fat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 356kcal


  • cups onions, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 (13 oz) package Hillshire Farms Turkey Smoked Sausage or Turkey Polska Kielbasa, see shopping tips
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 4 cups reduce-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15 oz) cans navy beans (white beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
  • teaspoon red pepper flakes, if desired
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, loosely packed
  • Black pepper, to taste


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add onions, carrots and celery. Cook in microwave for 4-5 minutes to soften. Set aside.
  • Add 1 can of rinsed and drained beans to a blender with 1 cup chicken broth. Puree until smooth. Set aside.
  • Cut kielbasa (sausage) into 4’s to create bite-size pieces. In a large nonstick pan or pot, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add kielbasa pieces and cook over medium heat about 2–3 minutes to brown. Transfer to paper towel lined plate. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, add softened onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes. Stir often. Stir in wine to deglaze pan and simmer until nearly evaporated, 1-2 minutes. Stir often. Add in Kielbasa pieces, 3 cups chicken broth, tomatoes, beans, pureed beans and Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, bay leaf; and a little black pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer uncovered, 12 minutes. Stir in fresh spinach leaves. Simmer 2 additional minutes. Remove bay leaf.


Makes 5 main course servings. Each serving,1½ cups.
Food Facts
Navy beans also known as Yankee beans are small and white. Interesting enough, in most supermarket’s the cans are not marked navy beans. You can easily use white beans or cannellini beans instead.
Kielbasa is a type of highly seasoned Polish sausage. Turkey kielbasa is hardwood smoked, it has a great taste and texture with less fat – 65% less fat than smoked pork and beef kielbasa*. It comes fully cooked so prep time is minimal. It’s also gluten free.

Shopping Tips

Look for Hillshire Turkey Polska Kielbasa or Hillshire Farms Turkey Smoked Sausage or use your favorite.  I used Hillshire Farms Turkey Smoked Sausage. Each 2 oz serving has 80 calories, 5g fat, 1.5g sat fat, 35mg chol, 3g carbs, 6g prot, 0g fiber, 500mg sod, 0g fiber

WW Freestyle SmartPoints 4-Blue
WW SmartPoints 8-Green
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 bowl (1½ cups)
356 calories, 9g fat, 2g sat. fat, 39mg chol, 27g prot, 51g carbs, 1,225mg sod, 14g fiber, 7g sugar
FACTS: for FreeStyle SmartPoints
145 calories, 2g sat. fat, 14g protein, 2g sugar

Skinny Facts

Serving: 1.5cupsCalories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 27gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 1225mgFiber: 14gSugar: 7gBlue Smart Points: 4Green Smart Points: 8Plus Points: 9


  1. I’m delighted to hear you both loved this soup Mary. Thanks so much for letting me know!
    My very best wishes,

  2. Love this soup! So quick and easy and delicious, makes a great easy weeknight meal for our busy schedules. We like it a little extra spicy so add more pepper flakes.

  3. This came out really good. I used half the amount of kielbasa and 1 can of pinto beans instead of 2 cans beans. Added onion powder, garlic powder, and dried parsely. Used no added salt beans and tomatoes. Orrington farms broth base 120mg sodium per cup I’ll definitely make this again

  4. Thanks so much for sharing, Jackie! This recipe is very flexible and it sounds like you adjusted for your needs.
    All the best,

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