Quick Sausage Toscana Soup
1 package 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
1½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon lemon pepper
2 cups fresh baby spinach
½ cup milk
Salt to taste
Combine sausage, bacon, potatoes, 1 cup chicken broth, 1 can of beans, Italian seasoning and lemon pepper in a large saucepan.
Place remaining can of drained beans and chicken broth in a blender container; cover and process until smooth. Stir into sausage mixture.
Bring soup to a boil over MEDIUM-HIGH heat; reduce heat to LOW. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in spinach and milk. Cook for 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
Season to taste with salt, if desired. Serve in bowls.