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Mixed-Bean Soup with Andouille and Celery

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  • Servings: 6
  • Yield: Makes 10 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2013


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced, and washed well (about 4 1/2 cups)
  • Pinch of red-pepper flakes
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 ounces andouille or other smoked sausage, cut on the bias into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cans (about 15 ounces each) beans, such as cannellini, roman, and black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced (about 1 cup), plus celery leaves, for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add leeks and red-pepper flakes; season with salt and pepper. Cook until leeks are softened, about 6 minutes. Add sausage and thyme; cook until sausage is golden brown in places, about 5 minutes more.

  2. Add broth and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are heated through and creamy, about 10 minutes. Add celery and cook until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Remove thyme; season with salt and pepper. Divide soup among 4 bowls and garnish with celery leaves.

Cook's Notes

Soup can be made 3 days ahead and stored in refrigerator.

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