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Slow Cooker 16 Bean and Sausage Soup

Slow Cooker 16 Bean and Sausage Soup

  • Cooking Time:

    5–7 hours
  • Servings:



12 oz. — 16 dry beans soup, pkg.
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp. Ital­ian Sea­son­ing
small bunch Kale, torn in small bites
8 oz. baby car­rots
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves gar­lic, minced
1 lb. Ground Ital­ian sausage
32 oz. chick­en broth
15 oz. canned stewed toma­toes
2 pota­toes, peeled and diced

There’s noth­ing quite like a real­ly amaz­ing soup on a cold win­ter day.  Try this Slow Cook­er 16 Bean and Sausage Soup, and melt those Win­ter Blues!

  1. Sort, rinse and soak beans overnight,
  2. Brown ground sausage and onion over medi­um-high heat in skil­let.  Drain fat and place in 6-Quart Slow Cook­er.
  3. Next, pour chick­en broth over sausage mix­ture. Stir in gar­lic.
  4. Add remain­ing ingre­di­ents to slow cooked.
  5. Cov­er and crock on HIGH 2 hours, then crock 3–5 hours on LOW, or until beans are ten­der.
  6. As beans expand, more broth can be added, if desired.
  7. Remove bay leaves before serv­ing.

NOTE:  For an even health­i­er ver­sion, try using ground turkey and veg­etable broth.

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16 bean soup




Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Excit­ed to try this, for the beans do I soak them like the pack­age says before try­ing to cook this?

D. Madsen
D. Madsen

I just got my crock pot so I am still try­ing to fig­ure it out. I have tried sev­er­al of your recipes, and they have all end­ed up on my “must make again” list. THANK YOU!

My ques­tion here is if it is nec­es­sary to start out on high. Can I cook in on low only? If so, how long would you guess?

Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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