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Turkey Italian Sausage & Greens Soup

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“This is a low calorie soup with a lot of greens and veggies. It's a bit spicy from the sausage, but you can substitute plain ground turkey for the sausage. This recipe changes every time I make it - I put a lot of leftovers into the pot, but it always turns out delicious. Serve a big bowl with focaccia bread as a meal, as a starter, or as a quick lunch. This soup freezes and reheats well.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. -Brown ground meat in large sauce pot (6 quart with a lid).
  2. -Turn heat to low and layer the following vegetables on top of meat according to cooking time: carrots, onions, fennel, kale, chard, mushrooms.
  3. -Place the lid on the pan and allow vegetables to steam for about 20 minutes; then, fill up the pot with enough broth to completely cover the vegetables, you can add tomatoes at this time.
  4. -Cook until the carrots and fennel are tender, then add rinsed and drained garbanzo beans.
  5. -Place the fresh spinach in the bottom of your serving bowl and spoon the soup on top. The spinach should stay green and be simply wilted. This gives the soup a fresher taste.

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