This yummy soup with little sausage balls and escarole in a rich tomato base with white beans is YUMMO!

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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Cook the sausage in the oil until evenly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the chicken broth, beans, escarole, and tomato sauce; simmer another 15 to 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

302.8 calories; protein 16.4g 33% DV; carbohydrates 15g 5% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 40.2mg 13% DV; sodium 1688.1mg 68% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2008
to clarify the directions...I pinch the sauages to form "small meatballs" and dropp them in the oil, cook till no longer pink... I also add some sort of small pasta. either tublini whatever is in the cabinet. I have made this a TON of times, its a quicker way to make escarole soup the "cheater" version...LOL hope you enjoy as my family did.... :o) Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2008
to clarify the directions...I pinch the sauages to form "small meatballs" and dropp them in the oil, cook till no longer pink... I also add some sort of small pasta. either tublini whatever is in the cabinet. I have made this a TON of times, its a quicker way to make escarole soup the "cheater" version...LOL hope you enjoy as my family did.... :o) Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2011
I omitted the tomato sauce, and added a couple of cloves of garlic to the sausage and it was so delicious - my friend and her 2 year old daughter both loved it as well. Make sure you note Melanie's added instructions to pinch the sausage into small meatballs and fry in oil, also add a small pasta (I used tubettini) towards the end of cooking. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2009
YUMM!!! This soup is delicious! The whole family loved it (me hubby and a 1yr old). The only thing we did differently from the directions: The store was out of Cannellini beans (white kidney) so I got pale red kidney beans instead. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2011
Very good! I happened to have venison sausage so I made it with that. If I was using Italian pork sausage I probably would have omitted the olive oil. Followed directions pretty much to a tee except added garlic to the sausage as well as some dried red pepper flakes black pepper oregano and parsley. Added a little extra broth because I threw in pasta near the end. Definitely follow Melanie's instructions about making small meatballs out of the sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2010
I have been married for 30 years and this is one of the best recipes I have ever made. I pretty much followed the recipe to a 'T'. I did add an extra box of chicken stock because I added cooked ditalini noodles to the soup which absorbs some of the broth. I also used a big bag of fresh spinach instead of escarole...only because it is more of a preference with my family. Other than that...wow never made soup myself with such flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2012
I want to give this more stars! What an amazing soup. I like spicy foods so I use spicy Italian sausage for the meatballs. I also add some garlic and Italian seasoning to the meatballs. Absolutely delicious!!! I make it again and again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2011
nice taste. I rolled my sausage into balls as others suggested and added garlic. Yum! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2011
Pretty good soup! I didn't use any oil I just put some sliced up sausage in the pot with a little water to begin with. I took the advice of other reviews and added garlic. A huge elephant garlic clove and used canned diced tomatoes in place of tomato sauce. I also added some cayenne pepper and a little black pepper. I enjoyed it and so did my husband. I'd make it again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2011
Very good but if you like it spicy use Mild Italian Sausage to kick it up a notch. Read More
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