Sausage, Bean, Arugula Minestrone

Cannellini Sausage & Arugula Minestrone - Eat Simple Food Print

Sausage, Bean, Arugula Minestrone

Soup recipes are a great way to get rid of vegetables in the refrigerator.  If you don’t have all the ingredients below, try substituting a vegetable you have on hand!  For example, I would have normally made this with diced celery, but all I had was Hakurei turnips.  Turned out delicious!  You can also add 1 cup of macaroni if you want a thicker soup.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Main Dish / Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • ~ 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 lb ground chorizo or italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups onions, diced
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 cups or 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 cups white turnips, diced
  • 8 ounces (~ 1 1/2 cups) cannellini beans, cooked & drained
  • 22 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juices
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 5 cups (~ 4 oz) arugula
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shaved optional for garnish
  • 1 baguette for dipping, optional


  • Bring a large pot to medium high heat and add enough oil (~ 1 1/2 Tbsp) to lightly coat the bottom of the pan.  Add sausage and onions.  Cook ~ 6-7 minutes (or until sausage is nearly done) uncovered and add garlic.  Cook garlic for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant and then add all remaining ingredients, except for arugula, baguette, and Parmesan.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook covered ~ 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
  • Remove from heat and add arugula.  Stir and spoon into bowls and top with Parmesan.  Serve with a chunk of baguette bread for dippin’.
  • Add sea salt to taste.   Happy Eating!  Beckie


  • Shave off the Parmesan cheese with a vegetable peeler or grate with a microplane.
  • Take it up a notch – try adding a spoonful of Basil Pesto to the soup.


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Keywords: Minestrone, Soup, Beans, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Sausage, Arugula

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