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Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Soup

Hearty, savory, and oh-so simple, this Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Soup will fill you up for the upcoming fall season. Filled with smoked sausage, three types of beans, loaded with vegetables and spices, all dumped into a crockpot that you can set and forget. Weeknight dinner couldn’t get easier!

Top down view of sausage and bean soup with bread.

Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Soup

Soup season is almost here! Can you feel it? Now that school has started, we can almost feel the weather shifting. As summer leads into fall, it’s time to stock up on all your favorite filling soup recipes!

This one is a favorite and by making it in the Crock Pot, it’s such a simple fix you’ll be turning to this recipe time and time again. Serve it with a side of homemade cornbread and you’ve got comfort food for days.

How To Make Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Soup

  1. Prep your vegetables, then place the onion, carrots, celery, bell pepper, smoked sausage, beans, herbs and seasonings, olive oil, chicken (or vegetable) stock, and garlic into the slow cooker.
  2. Turn the slow cooker on low for 4 to 6 hours or high for 2 to 3 hours. Your house will smell incredible!
  3. Make sure to stir your sausage and bean soup occasionally.
  4. Once the cooking time is up, sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving. We suggest a side of homemade jalapeno cornbread or even a side of pan fried gnocchi to complete your meal. Enjoy!
Collage showing how to make sausage and bean soup.

Tips and Variations

  • Add in kale or spinach for some green additions.
  • Rice or pasta make great additions as well and make this soup even heartier!
  • If you’d like more protein, you can include chicken or shrimp. 
  • A dash of cajun seasonings instead of Italian seasonings give the sausage and bean soup a mouthwatering flavor pallet and will punch up the heat!
Top down view of soup with beans.

Storage and Reheating

Refrigerator: Store this soup in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 4 to 5 days!

Freezer: You can freeze this soup! This Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Soup will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 whole months!

Reheating: Reheat soup on the stovetop or in the microwave until warmed through. If frozen, thaw soup prior to reheating.

Bowls filled with slices of bread and bean soup.

Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Soup

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes


  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can small red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 12 ounces sausage sliced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon minced parsley


  • Place all the ingredients except parsley into the slow cooker.
  • Cover, and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or high for 2 to 3 hours. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed.
  • Serve hot with fresh parsley, and a side of cornbread or garlic bread.


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 ½ cups of soup. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.


Serving: 1.5 cups | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 651mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g
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Thursday 30th of September 2021

After paprika and before basil…1/2 tsp dried……?? Oregano? Thanks


Thursday 30th of September 2021

So sorry about that! It should say thyme. Oregano will also work. Looks like I accidently deleted it the last time I was making an update. Thanks for letting me know. Have a great evening! :)