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Bean, sausage & escarole soup

Bean, sausage & escarole soup

  • Yield: 1 serving


  • 5 Mild italian style sausage casings removed or 1/2 - 3/4 lbs bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 large yellow onion coarsely chopped
  • 4 clove(s) garlic finely minced
  • 2 carrots peeled and cut into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 2 celery stalks rinsed and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 4 can(s) northern white beans drained
  • 8 cup(s) chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) diced tomato (one) can
  • 2 cup(s) roughly chopped escarole (or mustard or collard greens)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup(s) parmesan cheese freshly grated



1. Melt butter and oil in a heavy stockpot over medium high heat. Add sausage and break up the meat into a crumble using a metal spatula. Add Carrots, onions, celery and garlic. Saute 4-6 minutes to soften the vegetables

2. Add Stock, beans and the diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer 15 minutes.

3. Remove lid, increase heat to high and bring mixture to a boil. Add the chopped escarole and boil 5 minutes.

4. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with a generous helping of Parmesan cheese. Pass hot crusty french bread at the table.

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