Turnip Green Soup


This turnip green soup recipe was given to me by my aunt. I'd never heard of it before, but it's a really good mixture of turnip greens, great northern beans, kielbasa sausage, and seasonings. Try it with cornbread on the side.

close up view of Turnip Green Soup in a white bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1 pound kielbasa sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 5 cups chicken broth

  • 2 (27 ounce) cans turnip greens, drained

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 package vegetable soup mix (such as Knorr's®)

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 pinch Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®), or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add kielbasa and onion; cook and stir until kielbasa is browned and onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to a plate.

  2. Add broth, turnip greens, beans, soup mix, hot pepper sauce, garlic powder, Creole seasoning, salt, and pepper to the saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

  3. Return kielbasa and onion mixture to the saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 2 hours.


Sometimes I do Steps 2 and 3 in a slow cooker on Low for 4 to 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
12g Fat
21g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 687mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 17mg 85%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 501mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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