Sausage, White Bean, and Swiss Chard Soup

Swiss Chard

 

Sausage, White Bean, and Swiss Chard Soup

Contributed by Rosalie Kelley

Prep Time: 15 min Inactive   Cook Time: 33 min Level:

Ingredients

1 (1.22-pound) package lean hot Italian turkey or chicken sausage, casings removed

1 cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

6 cups low-sodium chicken broth

4 cups chopped Swiss chard (or any greens), stems removed (or cut stems in small pieces simmer for 20 min prior to adding greens)

2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed

Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Directions

In a large Dutch oven, cook the sausage, onions, and garlic over medium-high heat until the sausage is browned and crumbly, about 6 minutes. Drain, if necessary. Stir in the broth, Swiss chard, and beans. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer until Swiss chard is tender, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately with mini cornbread muffins, if desired.