Rating: 4.8 stars
50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A wonderful and quick soup. Serve with a good crusty bread and some vino!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and stir in the sausage. Cook and stir until sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.

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  • Stir onion and red bell pepper into sausage; cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes.

  • Pour water into the pot; add Swiss chard, chicken bouillon, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low; Simmer until vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes.

  • Sprinkle soup with Parmesan cheese before serving.

Nutrition Facts

110 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 4.6g; fat 7.4g; cholesterol 15.4mg; sodium 1096.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2014
This was an excellent soup, surpassed my expectations and I'll definitely be making this again. HOWEVER, with that said, one major and completely necessary modification that I made to this recipe was the addition of 1 cup of rice to the soup. It gave the soup body and texture. But other than that all everything was spot on. I made it with cubed venison steak instead of sausage and added a clove of garlic, excellent! Read More
(12)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2016
I found it was ok but don't think I would make it again.. Found it a little salty but that could have been my fault in adding too much chicken bouillon. Read More
50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2014
This was an excellent soup, surpassed my expectations and I'll definitely be making this again. HOWEVER, with that said, one major and completely necessary modification that I made to this recipe was the addition of 1 cup of rice to the soup. It gave the soup body and texture. But other than that all everything was spot on. I made it with cubed venison steak instead of sausage and added a clove of garlic, excellent! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2012
Wow so delicious! I used two cloves of garlic and table salt instead of garlic salt and sliced mild Italian sausage. I didn't do the pram as I didn't have any and it was just so yummy still. Thanks for this great recipe for chard! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2012
Different but good. The sausage & swiss chard complement each other well. I added a jalapeno instead of the red bell pepper to give it some kick. It went great with crispy homemade bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2012
Excellent and modifiable. used very lean ground italian sausage and mixed greens instead of swiss chard. i also used turkey stock instead of chicken broth and added some crimini mushrooms. FANTASTIC!!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2017
Oh my gosh this is delicious! And a weight watcher's dream! I made the following changes to the recipe: used chicken broth instead of bullion Italian chicken sausage links sliced added shredded carrots used garlic powder instead of garlic salt and added a little bit of table salt. Next time I'll leave the salt out all together as it's not needed. Simply wonderful soup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2015
I loved this as a base recipe and was very happy. Had some items I needed to use and added as follows: stewed tomatoes garlic powder instead of salt onion celery carrots and some salsa Verde I made fresh and I always put a bay leaf in my soups. Now all we need is the rain to show up to make this a true winter meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2013
Awesome! Tastes very much like Italian Wedding soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2014
I needed a low calorie way to use up some sausage and this fit the bill very nicely. I did find that I needed to add some chicken broth at the end. I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt and I left the cheese off. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2018
The soup was delicious, however I did make some significant changes to the recipe proportions so it would be an adequate meal. There is no way it would serve 6 as th recipe is written. It would also be incredibly watery. I started with about 2lbs of garlic basil link sausage, 2 large bell peppers, 2 onions, and a large bunch of chard from the farmer's market (probably worth 2-3 grocery store bunches). I used chopped garlic instead of garlic salt, 1 tsp dried basil, 1 tsp dried Turkish oregano, 1/2 tsp dried thyme. I only used 8 cups of water in my batch with 4.5 Tbsp Better than Bouillon and omitted Parmesan cheese. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2016
I found it was ok but don't think I would make it again.. Found it a little salty but that could have been my fault in adding too much chicken bouillon. Read More