Monday, June 15, 2015

Chicken Sausage & Bean Soup

Who doesn't love a recipe that is QUICK, EASY, NO MESS and a FAMILY PLEASER??
My sister shared this recipe a while back and it is one of my favorites by far! 
I always seem to have the ingredients on hand so I can whip it up fast after work and the family loves it!

Chicken Sausage & Bean Soup
Servings 4-6

-1 Tbsp Olive Oil
-1 12oz package fully cooked chicken sausage links, chopped (italian or andouille or your choice!)
-2 garlic cloves thinly sliced or minced
-1 19oz can cannellini beans, rinsed
-1 14.5 oz can no salt added chicken broth
-1 14.5 oz can no salt added diced tomatoes
-1 bunch of kale leaves torn into 2-inch pieces OR 3 cups fresh spinach (or more!)
-sea salt and black pepper

1- Heat oil in large saucepan or dutch oven over medium heat.  Add sausage & cook until browned (4-5 minutes)
2- Stir in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.
3- Add beans, broth and tomatoes (and their liquid) and bring to boil.
4- Add kale of spinach and sea salt & pepper to taste.  Simmer, stirring occasionally until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.

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