Sausage and Bean Soup with Escarole

There are several version of this soup online, play around with the type of  sausage and even the beans. This was super easy to prepare and delicious. We couldn’t find the sausage with Mediterranean seasonings so we used chicken and apple sausage instead. Yum. As usual, no nutrition information as your ingredients and serving sizes may vary.

 

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces chicken sausage with Mediterranean seasonings, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 15-oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 28-oz. can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups canned low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 small head escarole, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coarsely grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation

Combine sausage, beans, tomatoes, broth, bay leaf, thyme and red pepper in slow cooker and cook on low heat setting for 4 hours.

Stir in escarole and cook an additional 5 to 8 minutes, until just wilted. Stir in Parmesan and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

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