Recipe: Turkey Sausage, Kale, & White Bean Soup


A hearty, satisfying, and healthy soup that is perfect for the recent blast of cold weather! The soup starts with homemade turkey sausage- it's easier than you think to make your own! Making your own sausage allows you to have control over the seasoning and amount of fat, you can adjust the seasoning to suit your own taste. I served our soup with homemade pita chips.

Turkey Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup

-1.25 lb homemade turkey sausage (recipe follows)
- 2 tsp olive oil
-1 clove garlic, minced
-1/2 bunch kale- rinsed, leaves removed from the ribs & rough chopped
-1 cup cannellini or other white bean - drained & rinsed
-4 cups fat free chicken stock
-2 cups water
-1 small pinch dried red pepper flakes (optional
-salt and pepper to taste

-Heat oil over medium-high heat in a medium sized pot. Add sausage meat, breaking it up with a spatula into large chunks.
-When completely cooked, add garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes (careful not to let the garlic burn).
-Add the water, stock, beans and red pepper flakes and stir thoroughly. Simmer on low for 10 minutes, covered.
-Throw in kale and allow to simmer for another 10 minutes, covered. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Servings: 4 - Serving Size: 2 cups - Calories: 253

Homemade Turkey Sausage

-1.25 lb 93% lean ground turkey
-1 clove garlic, crushed
-1/2 tsp sweet paprika
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp black pepper
-1/8 tsp dried thyme
-1/8 tsp dried oregano leaves
-1/8 tsp dried marjoram
-1/4 tsp dried fennel

-Combine turkey, garlic and spices and mix well using hands. Use as desired.

Servings:4 - Calories:140


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