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Italian Sausage and Chard White Bean Soup
with balsamic roasted broccoli

Active: 25 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.
Smarts: Feeling lazy? Sub baby spinach for the chard for less prep.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
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
Balsamic Roasted Broccoli:
  • Broccoli - 1 1/2 lbs , chopped
  • Red pepper flakes - 1/4 tsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Lemons - 1/2 , juice of

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Prep

  1. Broccoli - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Parsley / Garlic - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Onions / Chard / Mushrooms - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Tomatoes - Drain.
  5. White beans - Rinse and drain.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C. Toss broccoli with red pepper flakes, balsamic vinegar, cooking oil, and some salt and pepper. Spread out onto a sheet pan and roast for 20 minutes, shaking once and rotating pan midway through.
  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. Fold 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.

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