For this light, brothy stew, use the vegetables of late spring and early summer from your CSA share: leeks, potatoes, garlic and spinach. Vary what's in the stew according to the weekly bounty. Serve with: Crusty whole-wheat baguette spread with goat cheese. Source: EatingWell Soups Special Issue April 2016

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add sausage and leeks and cook, stirring occasionally and crumbling the sausage with a wooden spoon, until the leeks are tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and salt and stir until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add wine, cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Uncover and cook until the wine is almost evaporated, about 4 minutes. Add potatoes and broth; cover and bring to a boil. Stir in spinach and scallions and cook, covered, until the potatoes are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in beans. Cover and let stand for 1 minute. Divide among 6 soup bowls and sprinkle each portion with herbs.

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Nutrition Facts

241 calories; 5.2 g total fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 775 mg sodium. 32 g carbohydrates; 14.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2018
I tossed everything in the instapot for 10 minutes. I omitted the sausage as I didn't have any on hand and used Black eyed peas instead of cannellini beans. I also used all of the leek instead of adding spinach as I didn't have any handy. I did add some Italian-sausage-type-seasonings such as caraway seed and basic Italian seasonings. Perfect soup on a cold night! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2017
Easy prep. Really liked it. I sliced the potatoes pretty thin but I think next time I might slice and chop smaller. I used dill as the herb to top with before serving but I might do a combination next time along with the chives and parsley. Not too spicy. I could have used a little more spice. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2014
Delicious Filling and Warming for your body I made this stew on a chilly November evening and it smells great when cooking. I had to use sweet Italian sausage instead of hot so I added a tsp. of crushed red pepper when I started cooking. I used 1 1/2 cups Marsala wine instead of white (that's all I had on hand) chopped fresh kale instead of spinach and Chick Peas instead of Cannolini beans and it still came out tasting sooo hearty and delicious. I made toasted garlic bread to compliment the stew very tasty. Give it a try the family will enjoy it on a cold day! Pros: Very flavorful even though I had to improvise some ingredients Cons: May need 1 more sausage for men's tastes Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2014
Fire Hazard I followed the directions precisely only using chicken sausage as I could not find hot Italian turkey sausage. After stirring in the garlic and salt until fragrant I added the wine (Gallo Extra Dry Vermouth) covered the pot and turned the heat up to high. When I heard what sounded like boiling I removed the lid. A tower of flames immediately shot up high enough to singe my hair. Fortunately the fire quickly subsided and no serious harm was done. The soup was pretty good if a little too picante. It just needed salt. Pros: Quick and easy Cons: Long prep time Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2013
Easy to make Easy to make good flavor but I found the spice from the hot Italian turkey sausage too over powering. I would make next time with a few modifications: sweet turkey Italian sausage more broth (about 8-12 oz) and a second can of beans. Pros: Flavor veggie based Cons: Too spicy for me needs more beans Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2013
This is light and satisfying at the same time. Next time I will double the sausage as my husband complained that it was too light on the meat (didn't bother me though). Pros: Soul-warming comfort food Cons: NULL Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2012
Light AND hearty I will definitely keep this in my winter meal rotation. Great when you want something more substantial than a soup but still thoroughly warming. I like the suggestion to add red pepper flakes if the sausage isn't spicy. Will try that next time. Pros: Rich tasting easy to prepare healthy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is an excellent recipe. Our weather cooled of today and my friend who had an accident can not cook for her family. I made a double batch. The spicy sausage and the leeks made for an unexpected yet tastey match that was a big hit with all of us! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used frozen spinach since I had some and also added celery to the recipe. It worked out very well. A great way to add veggies to the meal! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe was great-my kids loved it also and they usually shy away from soups/stews. I can't wait to share this! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My kids (6 and 4) and my picky husband all thought this was delicious. I also used frozen spinach and didn't use the scallions since I forgot to get them. The turkey sausage and leeks were an excellent combination. I'll definitely be using this recipe again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was fantastic for a rainy May day. I doubled the recipe and added a mushroom blend of shitake oyster and portabellas plus some fresh shelled peas for a little more green. I also substituted kale for some of the spinach. The broth is delicious. I may make this without the sausage the next time and just use a larger amount of mushrooms. Wonderful stew. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very easy to prepare recipe. I made this for my family (husband 4 and 5 year old) and they requested that I add this to the repeat list. I used fresh dill and al fresco sweet italian sausage. The flavors were very fresh. The potatoes and the sausage gave a slight heartiness to the stew but the spinach leeks and dill kept the flavors of summer. Loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I used a mild Italian sausage and added 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes. Also subbed onion for the leeks. This was great for our cooling weather and satisfied my craving for something "soup-y." Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
My husband and I first tried this recipe when the June issue came out. We really liked it then and have made it several times since. The only changes we have made is omitting the scallions and adding Busha Brown's Pukka Sauce! It adds just enough heat without adding the vinegary flavor you normal get from other hot sauces. But this is definitely easy and one that we will make year round for quite some time!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Absolute comfort perfection. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Tasty and Satisfying This recipe was easy to make and relatively quick. The prep time took a bit but it wasn't a pain. The aroma from all the ingredients permeates throughout the kitchen as you're cooking it which is an awesome thing. It's a great meal for those cold days when you need a good warm up. My wife loved it and asked if I would make it again she's hooked and so am I. Pros: Easy to make quick hearty Read More