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Winter country soup

Makes: 10 servings (about 1 1/3 cups each). Cook time: 65 minutes.


  • 1 package turkey smoked sausage
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 cup large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 8 cup chopped greens such as turnip greens or fresh kale
  • 2 cup frozen whole kernel yellow corn
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed, drained
  • 8 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta


Baking Directions:


Cut sausage into 1/4-inch slices.

Melt butter in 5-6 quart pan or stockpot over medium-high heat.

Cook sausage, shallots and red bell pepper, stirring occasionally until sausage is lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes.

  2. Add turnip greens and cook, stirring gently until greens wilt, about 3 minutes.

Stir in corn, beans, vegetable broth and cayenne pepper.

Bring to a boil.

  3. Stir in orzo pasta.

  Return soup to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 30 minutes.

Nutrition per serving: Serving size: About 1 1/3 cups each.

Calories: 220. Fat: 6 g.

Saturated fat: 1.5 g.

Cholesterol: 20 mg.

Carbohydrates: 32 g.

Fiber: 6 g.

Sodium: 650 mg.

Protein: 12 g.