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Italian Sausage and Chard White Bean Soup
with parmesan garlic bread

Active: 20 min Total: 35 min

This soup first appeared in our 9/29/14 meal plan and it was so loved, we're bringing it back. Folks felt it was so hearty that the garlic bread wasn't even needed - so completely up to you whether to include or not.
Smarts: Feeling lazy? Sub baby spinach for the chard for less prep.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Italian Sausage and Chard White Bean Soup:
  • Parsley - 6 sprigs, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Chard, any type - 1 bunch, leaves torn and stems chopped into 1/2" pieces
  • Mushrooms, brown - 1/2 lb, sliced (look for pre-sliced)
  • Tomatoes, diced (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained
  • Beans, cannellini or butter (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Italian sausage, uncooked - 1/2 lb
  • Stock, chicken - 2 1/2 cups
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Cheese, Parmesan - for serving
Parmesan Garlic Bread:
  • Parsley - 3 sprigs, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, crushed
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Cheese, Parmesan - 2 Tbsp, grated
  • Baguette or ciabatta - 8 oz

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Prep

  1. For bread & soup | Parsley / Garlic - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. For soup | Onions / Chard / Mushrooms - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Prep garlic bread - Mash garlic with butter, parmesan, and parsley. Slice bread open lengthwise, and spread on garlic butter.
  4. Diced tomatoes - Drain.
  5. White beans - Rinse and drain.

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Make

  1. Heat up oven to 375F (191C) degrees. Place bread onto a sheet pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until bread is golden.
  2. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then Italian sausage (removed from its casing) to heated oil. Saute until sausage is golden, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain any fat from the pot.
  3. Add garlic, onions, chopped chard stems, and mushrooms to pot. Saute for ~3 minutes and then add in tomatoes, chicken stock, bay leaf, and oregano. Cover and bring to a boil.
  4. Add in beans and chard leaves. Cook for another 5 minutes and then season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove bay leaf before spooning into individual bowls and top with parsley. Enjoy with garlic bread! Soup can be served with parmesan if you’re a big cheese fan.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (60)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (7)
Vegetarian (4)

27 reviews

This was a great way to use some CSA items, added carrots and scapes and subbed collard greens- it was great

By: Amanda
Posted: Jun 20, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really liked the garlic bread. The soup was quite good but chard gives it a bit of a "dirty" taste.

By: Sundi
Posted: Nov 30, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yum! Perfect comfort food!!

By: Katharine
Posted: Oct 14, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious. Made with kale and still great. Even four year old age some!

By: Casey
Posted: Feb 22, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was awesome. Used spicy Italian sausage and subbed spinach for the chard because I'm lazy. Excellent on a cold winter day.

By: Marilyn
Posted: Jan 23, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Pretty simple too.

By: Nescett
Posted: Jan 13, 2015
Diet: Original
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