Sausage, Escarole, and White Bean Ragout

  • chefbonarti Posted: 02/08/10
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    This soup is exceptional. It seems very unique. I substituted chicken sausage for the turkey sausage, left the potatoes unpeeled, and used a bag of Trader Joe's Southern Greens Blend (already prepared). You could easily serve this to guests on a cold evening. Awesome meat to veggie ratio.

  • fabfoodie914 Posted: 02/11/11
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    Love, love, love this recipe! Growing up, my Italian family made Escarole and Beans which was simply escarole, chicken stock, garlic and cannellini beans. It was always one of my favorites. This recipe is an awesome spin off from my family's traditional preparation. Made some minor modifications - used chicken sausage, more chicken stock than called for to have more broth and did not use potatoes at all to reduce the amount of starch in the dish. BF loved it and I just ate the leftovers for lunch and they were just as delish! This is a keeper...now to make it for the Italian father...

  • bethf000 Posted: 02/24/09
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    I thought this was delicious! Nice and quick, but had lots of great flavor!

  • CherylR1954 Posted: 01/09/10
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    I made this recipe exactly as written w/the exception of substituting kale. Loved it. Might try mustard greens next time, as I love escarole but it's hard to find at times.

  • kateford Posted: 03/12/09
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    WOW! This is an outstanding recipe. I have used both hot turkey and sweet turkey sausage and they both work equally as well. I usually let it simmer longer than the recipe calls for because I like my escarole soft. I also substitute fresh rosemary for 1/4 tsp dried springs, I just break them up when I throw them in. AWESOME. I make this atleast once a month!!

  • Jandie Posted: 02/24/11
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    So fantastic and easy. My adjustments were more garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Big hit with the fam

  • Brogdon Posted: 09/13/10
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    Very quick and easy. I used regular Italian sausage, great northern beans and spinach. Great week night meal for a busy family!

  • JessicaSophia Posted: 12/02/10
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    This is fast and easy to make, even if you don't use all the pre-chopped ingredients suggested in the recipe. I used sausage that was already cooked, because that is what I had. It was still delicious but next time I will go for the raw sausage so I can remove the casings and cook it with the onions. I simmered this for far longer than the recipe suggested, and the potatoes got a little mushy, so be careful not to overcook.

  • brendalw Posted: 03/14/10
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    This is delicious and everyone in my family loves it. I make this almost every week except I use green chard instead of escarole, add more chicken broth instead of wine, leave on the potato skins and use Aidell's Italian sausage. I cook it all in my dutch oven and it is very quick. Very tasty with sourdough bread.

  • williamsh Posted: 01/29/11
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    My husband and I both really liked the flavor and texture of the soup. Used spinich, and substituted more chicken stock for wine. I also used 1/4 tsp dried rosemary. The only change I will make next time to to half the amount of sausage and double either the potatoes or beans. My potatoes turned out perfect by cutting the potatoe in half lenghtwise and then chopping into long thin slices width wise. Served with bread. I will definately make my modified version again for guests!

  • Drummergrl000 Posted: 11/13/10
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    I would probably give this recipe 3.5 stars, if I could. It was good, but nothing to write home about. Next time I may omit the wine, as the alcohol didn't really cook of and it tasted a bit as if I had just dumped part of a glass of wine in my dish. I even tried cooking it longer and that didn't seem to help. I would also recommend adding some red pepper flakes to wake it up a little.

  • KVsSnowbunny Posted: 04/29/12
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    I really liked this soup. Easy to make. Easy ingredients. I used kale instead of escarole as I like my greens a bit hearty. I also added red pepper flakes to inject a little heat. Would be a nice soup to prep as a meal only...we like buttermilk biscuits with this dish.

  • JustineBR Posted: 03/11/13
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    Lovely flavor in a very simple weeknight soup. Very satisfying and filling too. I made the recipe almost exactly as written although I subbed dried rosemary for fresh and put it in earlier. I also used romano instead of park because I was out of parm. I actually think romano is a very nice match for the flavors, it gives it a nice bright note. I also left the potato peeled. I will make this again (and I don't often repeat recipes... I love making new dishes all the time.)

  • Maryandtulip Posted: 03/25/13
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    This is a hearty recipe perfect for a cold night. It's easy to put together too. I used 2cans of beans.

  • TwilightMom Posted: 02/27/13
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    Very easy to make, and the flavor combination is outstanding. I don't care for Italian sausage, so I used turkey kielbasa instead, and it is delicious.

  • hamfam Posted: 09/17/13
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    My family loves this soup. It is so easy to make and perfect for a chilly evening!

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