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Sausage And Greens Soup

By August 27th, 2018 Easy Dinners, Soups + Stews + Chili

Sausage and Greens Soup means comfort food at it’s best. Creamy, savory broth and hearty greens, potatoes and sausage simmer together to perfection. 

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Sausage And Greens Soup

Making soup is one of my ideal procrastination activities. It’s typically a lot of methodical chopping, mindless stirring and sautéing and it uses up lots of ingredients from the fridge—making it look like I cleaned (bonus!).
I can sit down to a dinner of delicious soup and some bread, and glare at my procrastinated to-do list with a smug look, saying, “I’ve accomplished something today and you can’t do anything about it.”

The to-do list usually doesn’t respond. It just sits silently waiting.

This healthy, awesome soup doesn’t take a lot of chopping, or time. It takes less than 15 minutes to prepare everything and you walk away and let it simmer.
Totally easy for a weeknight meal. With hearty greens like collard, kale and escarole now available pre-washed, chopped and bagged in the produce section, it’s even faster.

So much for procrastinating.


5 from 1 vote
Sausage and Greens Soup
Sausage And Greens Soup
Work Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Sausage and Greens Soup means comfort food at it's best. Creamy, savory broth and hearty greens, potatoes and sausage simmer together to perfection. 

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, Sausage and greens soup
Yield: 8 cups
Calories: 184 kcal
  • 8 oz kielbasa sausage cut into ¼-inch half-moons
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • 8 oz baby red potatoes each cut into 8 pieces
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 3 cups hearty greens such as escarole or collard cut into 2-inch pieces
  • ½ cup whole milk
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook kielbasa in 1 tsp olive oil until browned, about 5 min. Remove kielbasa and set aside.
  2. Add onion, garlic and 1 tsp olive oil and cook, stirring, until onion is translucent, about 4 min. Stir in flour, thyme and potatoes. Add kielbasa, broth and salt; cover and bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, until potatoes are tender, 25 min. Add greens and cook until tender, about 7 min. Stir in milk.
Recipe Notes

Use your favorite sausage in place of kielbasa for a different take on this hearty, comforting soup.

Nutrition Facts
Sausage And Greens Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 395mg 16%
Potassium 477mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 13.6%
Vitamin C 22.5%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 8.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Recipe by Tara Bench. Originally published in LHJ Feb/09. Photography Sang An. Prop Styling Tiziana Agnello. Food Styling Jee Levin.


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