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Italian Peasant Soup Recipe

Italian Peasant Soup Recipe

My father shared this recipe with me, and I use it when I need a hearty, healthy meal. It's my sons' favorite. Loaded with sausage, chicken, beans and spinach, the quick soup is nice for special occasions, too. —Kim Knight Hamburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:11 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian sausage links, casings removed and cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage and onions over medium heat until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink.
  • 2. Stir in the beans, broth, tomatoes, basil and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add the spinach and heat just until wilted. Serve with cheese if desired. Yield: 11 servings (2-3/4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 169 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 471mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein

Reviews for Italian Peasant Soup

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leosmaw
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2014

"This is our favorite soup on a cold, snowy day like today."

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Tom Brezzy
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"Wife and daughter LOVED this soup. I did add 32 oz of chicken broth, 2 bouillon cubes, about 1 1/2 lbs of chicken breasts and 6 FULL cups of fresh spinach. A keeper!"

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Tom Brezzy
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"Wife and daughter loved it. A keeper. Will make again on another cold winters day. I did add extra chicken broth (32 oz) and was a little heavier on the spinach, plus 2 cubes of chick broth."

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catweber
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"Wow, my family loved this! If I could give it 10 stars I would. Easy to half since there's only three of us with leftovers for lunch the next day. Have passed this recipe on to several coworkers also"

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pdhughes
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"This is one of our favorite soups. I do use the ground Italian turkey sausage instead for a healthier version. I think it is a very attractive soup to serve with all the various colors."

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Springscook
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Enjoyed it very much!"

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ltdkrog
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"Easy to make and delicious! I made it just with the chicken since I don't like italian sausage....."

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kerly4
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"One of our favorite soups. We use ground mild Italian sausage and sometimes leave out the chicken. We also add an extra can or two of chicken broth to make it a little soupier. Love this recipe!!!"

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EstherJanzen
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"Have made it many times and we love it, even my son who doesn't love soup"

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linspr1ng@aol.com
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"This soup was great...my husband loved it and he doesn't like many soups. Will make it again."

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Vicki Estes
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"Love, love love this recipe. I've been making it for years. I'm going to try it w/ lower fat butterball turkey Italian sausage."

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eagleswingz
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2009

"This soup was very good with lots of flavor! It was easy to make and did not take alot of prep time. I let it simmer a little longer than the recipe called for. Turned out great first time around."

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