Turnip Green Soup

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“A truly easy, healthy, delicious and satisfying Southern style soup. Make it for New Year's lunch and substitute black eyed peas for the northern beans and you have the perfect good luck meal..all of you Southerners know what I mean. Cooking time is approximate, the doneness of the greens determines when it's dinner time. I like it to cook a little over 30 minutes, some might prefer it to cook longer, don't cook it to death though. The turkey sausage will become dry. Serve with corn bread (made in a cast iron skillet...It's dinner time y'all!)”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 ounces frozen chopped turnip greens (use fresh if available and feel free to substitute greens. I love mustard greens in this soup.)
  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans great northern beans
  • 1 12 ounces Knorr vegetable soup mix
  • 1 lb smoked turkey sausage
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes (I use the tomatoes with green chilis for a little zest)
  • 4 cups water


  1. Add all ingredients to a large pot and bring to a boil. The reduce heat and simmer for up to 3 hours. Cooking time depends on what consistency you prefer your greens.

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