Fall is about gathering together around soup. You’ll find this easy-to-make recipe ultra-comforting. There’s just a hint of spice so don’t let the name scare you off. As for prep time, you know what they say: “The family that slices and dices together eats more homemade soup together!” Give the kids their own cutting boards and make it a family affair.
In a large pot with 10 cups of water, combine the dried beans and a bay leaf. Bring the water to a boil for a few minutes, then bring down to a simmer and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes or until soft. Drain, and set aside.
Heat oil in a large pot. Cook sausage.
Add onions, garlic, and carrots. Cook 3-4 minutes.
Add broth, cooked beans, salt, Italian seasoning, and second bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer for 25 minutes until carrots are tender.
Stir in spinach and cream and serve.