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Winter Country Soup

 Winter Country Soup
My soup will warm your family up on the chilliest of winter nights! Featuring smoked sausage, beans and other vegetables, it’s a hearty way to start a meal or a satisfying lunch all by itself!
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 ounces) Johnsonville® Smoked Sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 8 shallots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 cups chopped fresh kale
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups frozen corn
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, saute the sausage, red pepper and shallots in butter
  • until vegetables are tender.
  • Add kale; cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until kale is wilted.
  • Stir in the broth, corn, beans, cayenne and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Return to a boil.
  • Stir in orzo. Cook 8-10 minutes longer or until pasta is tender.
  • Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 258 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 1,067 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 32 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.