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Crock Pot Sausage, Spinach and Bean Soup

This comforting soup is heart healthy, delicious and budget friendly!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 12.8-ounce package of chicken sausage, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cups baby carrots; chopped
  • 2 stalks celery; diced
  • 2 15-ounce cans beans, drained and rinsed (I used white beans)
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cup beef broth
  • Black pepper a pinch
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup pastina small pasta
  • Parmesan cheese; to sprinkle on top optional
  • Crackers or bread for dunking optional

Instructions

  • Drizzle olive oil on the bottom of a crock pot. Add all ingredients except for spinach and pasta.
  • Cover crock pot and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours. During the last 45 minutes of cook time, add pasta and spinach. Stir until combined. Once cooked, enjoy with bread or crackers all week long! Enjoy!