Swiss Chard & Sausage Soup

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 1 pkg mild Italian sausages, casings removed and meat crumbled 400 g
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
  • 1 pkg sodium-reduced chicken broth 900 mL
  • 1 can sodium-reduced white kidney beans, rinsed and drained 540 mL
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, trimmed, blanched and chopped
  • 1 tbsp prepared basil pesto 15 mL
  • 1 fresh red finger chile, seeded and sliced into rings (optional)

Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in large saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add sausage, onions, red pepper and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 8 min. or until meat is browned and vegetables soften. Drain excess fat from saucepan.

  • Step 2

    Add broth and beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in blanched chard. Simmer for 10 min. or until chard stems are tender. Stir in pesto and serve with chilies, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per Serving (1/8 of the recipe):
  • Calories 240
  • Fat 14 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Carbs 17 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sodium 930 mg