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Italian Sausage and White Bean Soup
with swiss chard and mushrooms

Active: 20 min Total: 35 min

We love putting comforting soups on our meal plan menus and this one is loved by all our members. It's flavorful but healthy, light but filling, so go ahead and lick your bowl clean!

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
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

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Prep

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

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Make

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Grate parmesan cheese over soup for an even deeper flavor!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (488)
Gluten-free (31)
Paleo (52)
Vegetarian (52)

205 reviews

This is my favorite soup recipe! The flavors are phenomenal, the soup is hearty, and we eat it year round.

By: Susan
Posted: Jul 11, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very tasty. Thought suggested timing for mushrooms &onions to soften was too short, otherwise easy & good. Used hot Italian sausage.

By: Elizabeth
Posted: Jul 08, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Overall good but needed more flavor

By: Myriam
Posted: Apr 16, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very quick, easy, and tasty. It did need more stock added than the recipe called for though.

By: Tracy
Posted: Mar 02, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Made with hot Italian sausage. Delicious!

By: Diana
Posted: Feb 07, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Good. Very hearty. I did put 3 cups of stock into this instead of just 2 1/2 as it needed a little more broth. But I also used the entire lb of sausage instead of half as well. It was more like a stew than a soup but it was delicious. Was perfect for a chilly day and had enough left over for two lunches.

By: Deborah
Posted: Dec 12, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful