Winter Country Soup Recipe

MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 ounces) 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

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the sausage, red pepper and shallots in butter until vegetables are tender.
  2. 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, 32 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.

8 Smartpoints