Rating: 4.5 stars
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During the winter months in Alaska, it is nice to sit down with family and enjoy a nice warm hearty meal. This is one that we crave. Serve it with a rich chewy Cuban bread.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins
50 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in the hot oil until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  • Stir chorizo and ham into onion mixture and cook until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Mix potatoes and turnips into chorizo mixture; pour in chicken stock. Bring stock to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover stockpot, and simmer until potatoes and turnips are tender, about 20 minutes.

  • Increase heat to medium and stir cannellini beans and turnip greens into soup; cook until greens are desired tenderness, at least 3 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute 1 smoked sausage, such as Polish Kielbasa, for 1 chorizo, if desired.

Kale, chard, or any dark leafy vegetable (besides spinach) can be substituted for the turnip greens.

Ham hock can be used in place of smoked ham.

Nutrition Facts

380 calories; protein 19.4g; carbohydrates 29.4g; fat 20.6g; cholesterol 45.7mg; sodium 1743.1mg. Full Nutrition