Slow Cooker Cannellini Bean, Spinach & Sausage Soup

This delicious Italian-inspired soup recipe is perfect for the cold Winter weather. It is packed full of vitamins and nutrients to boost the immune system and wonderfully filling!

At a glance

Approx. 3.5 - 8.5 hours
Serves 4 - 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g Ziggy’s Ukrainian Smoked Sausage
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatos
  • 2 cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups Massel Chicken Stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups baby spinach

Method

  1. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Slice the sausage into rounds and add to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned (about 3-4 minutes).
  2. Once cooked, remove the sausage from the pan and place in the slow cooker. Add the garlic, onion, carrots, celery, beans, cherry tomatoes, oregano and bay leaves into a slow cooker. Stir in chicken stock and 1 cup
  3. water until well combined; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours.
  5. Stir in spinach until wilted and serve immediately.

Note: Serve with fresh crusty bread to soak up the beautiful juices.