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White Bean Soup with Sausage and Collards

You can keep everything you need for this dish on hand -- sausage and collards in the freezer, canned beans, onion, and vinegar in the pantry.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2005
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Cook's Notes

If collards are not available in your area, substitute other frozen chopped greens such as kale or turnip or mustard greens.

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  • Kelly Braucht
    7 NOV, 2013
    HOLY THE HORSES! This is ahhhh-mazing. I live in the mountains and during the winter cooler months soups are a regular staple. I tried this and had 2 bowls tonight, I'm stuffed. Its now part of a regular rotation. What I did different and was similar to previous poster, please don't buy frozen bulk sausage. But some good fresh kind, I bought Cajun at farmers market. I also bought fresh organic collard Greens. Not frozen. I added 2 cups water and 2 cups chicken broth. Topped with cheese and bread
    21 SEP, 2013
    This is a staple at our house in cooler months. I NEVER use frozen sausage product, always a pound of fresh from our local organic grocery store. Sometimes mild Italian, sometimes hot sausage. Fresh kale in place of frozen collards. Organic chicken broth added or substituted for half the water. Think Olive Garden's 'zuppa tuscana' but without the potato, less sodium, and healthier-feeling afterwards. Add Parmesan and toasted garlic french rounds to serve. Our 6-year-old loves this too!
  • Eviebelle
    18 JAN, 2012
    This was great! Lots of flavor and a really good texture. The soup came out thick...not tons of broth...but I like it this way.
  • Buffster
    10 JAN, 2011
    This has been a "go to" recipe of mine for years! I use frozen turnip greens (milder) and house-made (by my local grocer) green onion sausage which I remove from the casings. Everyone in my family loves it
  • TheSingleDish
    19 JAN, 2010
    I made this yesterday, so good! I used fresh kale and chicken stock instead of water. Eating it for lunch!
  • pickettje
    2 DEC, 2009
    Delicious... they don't have frozen kale in the northwest so I used frozen spinach instead. So good...
  • NYCLeoRising
    1 JAN, 2009
    Good New Year's Day meal and hearty winter fare. I used hot Italian turkey sausage and added some red pepper flakes to turn up the heat.

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