Escarole and Turkey-Sausage Soup

Recipe Image

This recipe makes 4 servings
Recipe Nutrition Info Comments 0
Chef's View
Escarole is a hearty green that is just as delicious served raw in salads as it is cooked into soups or sautéed with extra-virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Meatball lovers can replace the sausage with mini chicken or turkey meatballs made with lean white meat.


  • 8 ounce(s) sausage, Italian turkey, sweet
    or chicken sausages, low-fat
  • 1 tablespoon oil, olive, extra-virgin
  • 1 medium onion(s)
    finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, dried
  • salt
    to taste
  • 1 clove(s) garlic
  • 1 head(s) escarole
    (10 to 12 ounces), cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips, washed and spun dry
  • 3 1/4 cup(s) broth, chicken, less sodium


  • 1

    Lightly coat a large heavy-bottomed nonstick saucepan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add sausages and reduce heat to medium; cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer sausages to a cutting board.

  • 2

    Add oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add onion, rosemary, and a generous pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 6 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 2 minutes longer.

  • 3

    Meanwhile, cut sausages in half lengthwise, then cut widthwise into 1⁄2" pieces.

  • 4

    Add escarole to the pan, in batches if necessary, and stir just until wilted. Add sausage and broth, bring to a simmer, and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve warm.

  • Each serving is 1 1/2 cups.
Nutritional Information Amount Per Serving
  • Calories182
  • Total Fat11g
  • Saturated Fat1g
  • Sodium513mg
  • Carbohydrates8g
  • Dietary Fiber3g
  • Protein15g
  • Cholesterol-
Share your reviews and comments

Healthy never tasted so good! Become a member to access all of our delicious recipes, weight-loss tools, expert advice from nutritionists and fitness coaches, community support, and much more!

We're no longer accepting new subscriptions to the South Beach Diet Online Program. If you have any questions, please email us at or contact Customer Service at 1 888-625-8707.