Sausage and White Bean soup

(from Mainergirl’s recipe box)

Source: Rachael Ray with adaptation

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves 4 people


  • Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
  • 1 1/4 pounds Italian bulk sweet turkey sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and chopped into small dice
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cans white beans, drained
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 cups chopped broccoli rabe and greens
  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Romano, to pass at table


  1. Heat medium soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and sausage and brown. Add veggies, bay leaf and beans. Season with salt and pepper. Cook mixture 5 minutes to begin to soften the vegetables. Add rabe and wilt. Add stock and cover pot. Raise heat and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook 15 minutes. Adjust seasonings and serve soup with grated cheese, for topping.

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