For us this was white bean, sausage and broccoli soup since I didn’t have any spinach! The recipe comes from the November 18, 2011 issue of “All You” magazine.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (14 oz) turkey kielbasa or other smoked sausage, cut into 2″ pieces
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or pressed
3 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 (15 oz each) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups baby spinach, kale or collard greens
salt and pepper
1 Warm olive oil over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring, until browned all over, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of fat from pot. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 3 minutes.
2 Return sausage to pot and add chicken broth, 3 cups water and beans (I added the broccoli here too). Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in spinach until wilted, about 1 – 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.