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Pasta soup is great for any day or meal and when you add sausage and white beans this is a delicious comfort food meal.   Serve this pasta soup with a sandwich or cornbread and your family and guests will be coming back for more.  This soup is so good in fall, autumn, winter or anytime you want an easy crock pot or slow cooker recipe.

1 pound breakfast pork sausage (You can use mild or hot. I used the mild)
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2 cups water
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of celery soup
1/2 package Kroger baby carrots or 3 to 4 carrots cut in pieces
1 cup dried great northern beans
1/2 cup elbow macaroni or pasta shells
1 tablespoon black pepper                                                
Salt to taste
1/2 cup cabbage, shredded (Optional)
Brown sausage and onion with basil and garlic in a skillet.  Drain and pour into crock pot. Add all other ingredients except the pasta.  Cook on low for seven to eight hours or high for 4 or 5 hours.  About an hour before soup finishes cooking, add pasta.  This could be made on top of the stove as well.  Just cook in large pot until beans are tender. Then add pasta or shells about the last 20 minutes.  Serve with my cornbread muffins, quick peppery cheese bread, or sourdough bread.  Makes about 3 quarts of soup.  Enjoy!
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  1. Marie Jones says:

    Can’t wait to make this. Snow is forecast for tomorrow and Wednesday. If using the 1/2 cup shredded cabbage when would you add this?

  2. Can you use an instapot instead of a crockpot?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I have not tried this in an instapot, so I really can’t advise you but I think it would work, Jenifer.

  3. This is a great recipe! “Very tasty” hubby said. I made your quick peppery cheese bread to go with it.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      So happy you all enjoyed this recipe and thank you for letting me know, Fern. We love this soup and the cheese bread, too! Have a great evening.

  4. what would the canned equivalent of 1 cup of beans be?

  5. Can I use ground beef instead of sausage?

  6. Have you tried to freeze this soup? I like to make a large amount and freeze in quart freezer bags for another time.

  7. did you cook the sausage first? this would cut the grease

  8. Carol Bowles says:

    Made this for supper tonight,husband came in said,What are you cooking smell good.Thanks for sharing the recipie,will be in on my regulars,Thank so much Carol Bowles,We love pepper too!

  9. Looks and sounds delicious. It’s in my crock pot right now for supper.

  10. When I made this a couple of nights ago with Sweet Italian sausage instead of breakfast sausage, it was fantastic!

  11. Your recipes look so good, can I print it on my computer, so I don’t have to hand write all the ones I want to try!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, look at the bottom of the recipe and you will see Print/pdf. Click on that and you can remove the photo and any text you don’t want and print just the recipe.

  12. Patricia (naia/wendy) says:

    Do you presoak the beans? It sure sounds yummy

  13. lots of raves about how good this dish looks, but it has to taste good, to be ANY good… and it does! I just made it and it tastes delicious! I added a couple drops of hot sauce to it.

  14. Looks so good – I pinned it! Almost all of my Pinterest recipes are from you. Thanks!

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  16. This looks great! I’m going to try it today in my newly bought crock pot. I bought hot Italian sausage instead of breakfast sausage. Hope it works!

  17. Yum! I can almost smell the soup. It looks delicious and enticing. Its making me hungry just by looking at it.

  18. Larry whisenand says:

    This WILL be my next looks so good.

  19. Can this be made with vegetable broth in place of chicken broth?

  20. My husband makes what he calls Cabbage Chili and it sort of looks like this. It has cabbage and sausage in it.

  21. This recipe looked so good that I went grocery shopping and put it in the slow cooker 🙂 I do have a question/concern though: adding one tablespoon of black pepper seemed like quite a bit to me, so I only added 1/2 t…. do you use the whole tablespoon of black pepper?

    • I like a lot of pepper. lol. You can cut down if you like. Hope you enjoy this.

      • Thanks for getting back to me! I ended up using 1 t. of the black pepper and it was still too hot for me, so I added more beans and pasta… overall, it is one delicious soup! I also shared the recipe with my mom in another province and she made it straight away and both parents loved it too 🙂

  22. Margaret Cloud says:

    Really great looking soup, I am with Balisha, you can almost taste it. There is just something about soup that makes a person hungry. Thank you for coming by and have a nice weekend.

  23. That soup looks so good…I can almost taste it.
    I’m having oatmeal for breakfast this morning. I’d have it every morning if it weren’t for my better half. The new McDonald’s ads for their oatmeal with fruit on it really looks good.Stay warm… Balisha

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