Peasant Soup

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (250 g) fully cooked smoked turkey sausage
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped onion
  • 2   garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground black pepper
  • 3 cans (14.5 oz/398 mL each) reduced-sodium chicken broth (about 6 cups/1.5 L)
  • 2 cans (15 oz/398 mL each) Great Northern or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups (1 L) loosely packed fresh baby spinach leaves

Directions

  1. Slice sausage in half lengthwise and then crosswise into 1/4-inch (6-mm) slices. Slice carrots crosswise into 1/4-inch (6-mm) rounds.

  2. In (4-qt./3.8-L) Casserole, cook sausage, carrots, onion, garlic and black pepper over medium-high heat 5-6 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add chicken broth; cover and bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in beans and spinach. Cover soup and let stand 3 minutes before serving.

Yield:

  • 6  servings of about 1 1/2 cups (375 mL)

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. Nutrients per serving: Calories 220, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 1.5 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Carbohydrate 29 g, Protein 17 g, Sodium 460 mg, Fiber 6  g

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