excellent easy winter dish. I added some diced carrot and leek to boost the vegetable content. Used a box of Earthbound power greens in place of the escarole. When I took the sausage out of the casing, I removed the large chunks of fat to keep the fat content down. Delicious.
Yum! Just made this with bratwurst (all they had at my local German market!), beans, carrots, onions, fennel and a bit of tomato. When the soup was hot, I put a handful of baby spinach in the bowl, then ladled over the soup. Served with parm and crusty bread. My husband wants this every week, he's proclaimed.
This is a quick, easy, and yummy recipe. It's great for a cold night, as well as a nice alternative to chili. I served it with the suggested garlic bread, and a salad. To the previous reviewer - yes, it's only one cup of broth. This is a stew, not a soup, so it's meant to be thicker and heartier - therefore, only one cup of chicken broth.
I want to try this recipe but am leary of only 1 cup of stock. Is it really only one cup?
With all the great reviews (and those saying their men loved it) I had to try this. I made it into a longer cooking soup (to simmer while trick or treating) by using dried beans that I'd soaked. I used kale & collard greens instead of escarole and mistakenly bought beef broth instead of chicken----none of it mattered. Excellent soup that was loved by the hubby!
This was so simple and had so few ingredients, I really wasn't expecting much. Boy was I wrong! It was outstanding and everyone loved it. Will definitely double or triple next time.
I used roasted garlic chicken sausage and added some crushed red pepper and some black pepper to give it the kick since my grocer didn't have spicy chicken sausage. It was great with some toasted hearty bread! Yum!
Fabulous - even the Meat & Potatoe man ate this and enjoyed it. I changed nothing since I am a very basic cook. Fast and delicious.
I agree with JanMarie, this is one to double or triple. My husband loves to take leftovers for lunch. The flavor depends on the quality of the sausage. The 2nd time I made it, there was only bulk sausage available which was not as good as the sausage I had used previously that came in casings. One of the best stews I've made! It will become a staple.
Double it, no triple it! This is delicious and so easy. You will want more to freeze for busy days or give away to those you love. My husband raved about this and he is very fussy!
Great simple little recipe for a cold day.
Great recipe! Truly quick and delicious.
Fantastic recipe! Fast, healthy and tasty. I also took everyone else's suggestion about the carrots. Had to substitute a few other things like white kidney bean's, and chinese broccoli instead because of availability. Served with fresh warm wholewheat buns. No leftovers....
This recipe was so unbelievably easy, and really, really GOOD!
I was craving more the next day!
Absolutely delicious. This stew is also a great vehicle for using up those ends of vegetables left in the fridge. I used black kale, carrots, and celery in addition to the onions and garlic. So simple to make too.
Awesome recipe!! I am a sausage lover - good sausage. And this is so scrumptious and easy. Like grandma's! Try the other one too - sausage stew with green peppers, onions and pasta.
Delicious. We loved the flavors and it was so easy to make. This one is going in our monthly rotation.
Simple and Delicious! I have played around with it using homemade chicken broth/stock, different beans and kale. No matter what you do to it, it's delicious! I made a big batch as a back up at a party. It was the first thing to go! Men LOVE it.
This is easy and delicious. I always substitute kale for the escarole and add more Parm than is called for... One of our favorites!