Recipe: Slow Cooker Black Bean and Sausage Soup

black bean and sausage soup

A perfect meal to prep on Sunday and eat throughout the week, this Slow Cooker Black Bean and Sausage Soup is chock-full of bold, savory flavor that will leave you completely satisfied.

black ben and sausage soup with light sour cream

The combination of chicken sausage with beans and veggies is a powerful flavor burst that is more filling than most soups. I prefer to top the soup with light sour cream, cilantro and even some crushed red pepper flakes or hot sauce for a little jolt! This is a great dish to throw in the weekly plan to mix up your more common dinners!

Recipe: Slow Cooker Black Bean and Sausage Soup
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 4-6 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 1/10th of recipe
  • 1 (10-ounce) package chicken sausage, sliced in 1-inch pieces
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans reduced-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery (about 3 stalks)
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper


  1. Combine all of the ingredients together in the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 4-6 hours, until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Remove the bay leaves and serve with optional sour cream and cilantro garnish.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (1/10th of recipe)

Calories: 176

Calories from fat: 19

Fat: 2g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 435mg

Carbohydrates: 36g

Fiber: 8g

Sugar: 5g

Protein: 13g

SmartPoints: 5