Servings: 6 servings
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 1 pound chicken sausage, sliced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp sage
- to taste salt and pepper
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta
- 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup kale
Between the lean protein in the chicken and the iron-rich kale, this soup is perfect for recovering from a cold or just to boost your immune system!
Brown sausage and remove from pan.
Add a small amount of oil and sauté onion, celery, carrots and garlic for about 5 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften.
Add sausage back to the pan.
Add chicken broth, bay leaf, thyme, sage, salt, pepper and tomatoes.
Bring to a boil and add pasta and beans.
Simmer for 20 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
Add Parmesan and kale.
Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve.
329 calories; 9.3 g fat; 3 g saturated fat; 45 mg cholesterol; 725 mg sodium; 42 g carbohydrate; 6.5 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 22 g protein