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.

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Source: EatingWell Soups Special Issue April 2016

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35 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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; protein 14.6g 29% DV; carbohydrates 32g 10% DV; dietary fiber 6.6g 26% DV; sugars 3.5g; fat 5.2g 8% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 5% DV; cholesterol 21.3mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 4418.2IU 88% DV; vitamin c 36.8mg 61% DV; folate 174mcg 44% DV; calcium 121.3mg 12% DV; iron 4mg 22% DV; magnesium 71.5mg 26% DV; potassium 1059.3mg 30% DV; sodium 775.1mg 31% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV.

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
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: 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
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
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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: 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
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
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
10/29/2011
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
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