Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total Time
40 Mins
Serves 4 to 6

We like the fennel flavor of Italian sausage, but any chicken sausage will work.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook sausage until browned, stirring often, 10 minutes. Add broth, artichokes, and 2 cups water and bring to a boil.

Step 2

Reduce heat to a simmer. Add chard and cook, covered, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls and serve with freshly grated cheese and bread.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1 1/2-cup serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Amyvenezia's Review

April 30, 2013

Tomi0118's Review

December 23, 2012

SacKerri's Review

January 30, 2012
I wish I'd "listened" to the majority of the reviewers and stuck to the Italian Chicken Sausage instead of Italian Pork Sausage. The pork sausage was just too heavy. I think I would like this soup if I had just stuck to the original recipe. I did add mushrooms though for extra texture.

QiKChef's Review

August 04, 2011
Absolutely amazing ~ this is a great recipe when you are sick because it takes so little time to prepare (which is a plus when all you want to do is lie down). It's reminiscent of grandma's cooking and is extremely flavorful despite not having many ingredients. I used canned artichokes and frozen precooked chicken sausage. Fantastic!

LLippert's Review

January 29, 2011
I made this today for lunch and it was a hit with my family. The only thing I did different was to add some cayenne pepper to give it a bit more spice. My family likes spicy. We will definately have this meal again.

jenjen23's Review

January 24, 2011
Made this tonight. added porcini mushrooms and carrots. delish!

shirleyy's Review

January 23, 2011
Great soup using only five ingredients, worthy of serving to guests.

butle033's Review

January 20, 2011
We were not fans of this soup. I think that pork sausage definitely would have added a lot more flavor.

SoupAWeek's Review

January 17, 2011
This soup was very easy to make and fantastically tasty! I used bulk italian pork sausage instead of chicken sausage and my own turkey stock from Thanksgiving. Using your own stock would definitely be preferable to commercial made, but either way, LOVED this soup!