Quick Sausage Toscana Soup


1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Hearty Original Sausage Crumbles
2 slices Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Thick Sliced Maple Bacon, cooked, crumbled
2 cups frozen O’Brien potatoes with onions and peppers
2 cups chicken broth, divided
2 cans (15 ounces each) Great Northern beans or white beans, drained, divided
1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup milk
Salt to taste


1. Combine sausage, bacon, potatoes, 1 cup chicken broth, 1 can of beans, Italian seasoning and lemon pepper in a large saucepan.

2. Place remaining can of drained beans and chicken broth in a blender container; cover and process until smooth. Stir into sausage mixture.

3. Bring soup to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in spinach and milk. Cook for 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted.

4. Season to taste with salt, if desired. Serve in bowls.

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