Pantry staples like cannellini beans, frozen spinach and chicken broth make this soup a snap to throw together on a busy weeknight. Make it a meal: Serve with crusty whole-grain bread and sliced tomatoes.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1998

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30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring sausage and 1/4 inch water to a simmer in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook, uncovered, until water evaporates, 5 to 10 minutes. Continue to cook until the sausage is browned on all sides, about 4 minutes more. Transfer to a cutting board; when cool enough to handle, cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

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  • Combine the sausage, beans, broth, garlic, spinach and marjoram in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in cheese just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; protein 13.6g 27% DV; carbohydrates 19.5g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 6.7g 27% DV; sugars 1.7g; fat 3.7g 6% DV; saturated fat 1.2g 6% DV; cholesterol 14.6mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 6676.4IU 134% DV; vitamin c 3.8mg 6% DV; folate 167.4mcg 42% DV; calcium 146.9mg 15% DV; iron 2.8mg 16% DV; magnesium 44.9mg 16% DV; potassium 589.3mg 17% DV; sodium 784.5mg 31% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV.

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3 Ratings
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This soup is easy to prepare healthy and delicious....what more could you ask for! I use Better Than Bouillon chicken base rather than chicken broth as I find it gives soup a more intense flavor. I have also used Trader Joe's Italian Chicken Sausage and Trader Joe's Southern Greens for this soup. I like to buy the greens fresh and cook them down to freeze in portions needed for soup so I always have some on hand. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2014
Delicious quick and versatile I really like this soup but I doubled the chicken broth garlic and spinach and added a can of chopped tomatoes. I think you could even change/add herbs. Great with crusty whole grain bread and salad. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2014
Quick delicious and versatile I really like this soup but I doubled the chicken broth garlic and spinach and added a can of chopped tomatoes. I think you could even change/add herbs. Great with crusty whole grain bread and salad. Read More
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