Saturday, October 30, 2010

Making Soup On Sister Saturday

Whoo hooo!
It's Saturday and it's time for  Sister Saturday.
Hop over to Vanessa's blog at Southern In My Heart and see what everyone is cooking up.
You will love what Vanessa put for a side dish!!
And then, hop over to her sweet sister's blog for more soup treats. Heather has a great blog called Gourmet Meals For Less. How could you go wrong with that??!

Today, I made
Spicy Sausage and White Bean Soup with Winter Squash and Broccoli Rabe.
What a title. I like to call it yummy, easy soup.

Gather your ingredients:

1 quart chicken broth
1 can (14.5 oz.) petite diced tomatoes
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 medium onion, cut into medium dice

1/2 tsp. hot red pepper flakes ( I used regular pepper)
1/2 tsp. dried sage

12 oz. cooked Italian sausage, cut into small pieces.

8 oz. broccoli rabe, chopped
8oz. butternut or other winter squash, peeled, seeded and cut into medium dice
(I get both these veggies at Trader Joe's, the squash comes pre-sliced and diced.)

2 cans (15.5 oz.) white beans, drained.

I use my favorite pan of all time. It is a heavy Dutch oven. This was given to my Mom and Dad when they moved into their first house. Do people still give house-warming gifts? If not, they should, This one has lasted 58 years and is still going strong!

Let's get going.

Microwave broth and tomatoes in a 2 quart Pyrex measuring cup or similar sized microwave-safe container until steamy hot, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat oil in Dutch oven or soup kettle over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute ntil soft and golden brown. Add pepper and sage, and saute 1-2 minutes.

Crumble or add sliced sausage to the onion and cook until browned.
(I use sweet Italian Turkey Sausage. Don't forget to take off the casings!)

Next, add broccoli rabe, squash, 

beans and hot broth and hot tomatoes.

Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and simmer, partially covered until vegetables are tender.


Mmmm. Maybe with some French Bread!

Recipe from:
 "The Perfect Recipe For Losing Weight & Eating Great"
By Pam Anderson


  1. Just so you know, I will have to leave this site and google brocolli rabe. I should be ashamed to admit that, but I will of course.

    I love broccoli. It's number one around here, and this soup looked SO appetizing from start to finish. (I think I also learned how to post a recipe better. I would have had it all mushed together before remembering to take the picture.)

    Anyway, it looks yummy! I hope Brenna is doing better with the new antibiotics.

  2. Lynn, this looks so good! I have never put broccoli rabe in a soup, but I will be changing that shortly. I am going to have so many wonderful soups to make this winter now! I love your dutch oven, I have my husband's grandmothers stockpot and it is very special to me. Thank you for linking up to Souper Sister Saturday!

    Heather@ Gourmet Meals for Less

  3. Oh YUM Lynn! This sounds so delicious and it looks really easy which is my favorite kind of soup to make! :-) Anything I can put sausage in makes me a happy girl! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with this party!

  4. Lynn, wow, your pictures are stunning! I love the step by step guidance (often needed by me), and the flavors of your soup sound wonderful!

  5. Hi Lynn- We are all going to be eating lots of soup this fall and winter! This recipe looks very easy and I know it certainly is healthy. Thanks for the heads up on TJ's for the squash and broccoli rabe. Love the old Dutch oven- they were made to last in the olden days! Thanks for stopping by. Let me know when you make the tortilla soup! :-) Sue

  6. Will you ever respect me again if I admit I've never heard of broccoli rabe before? The soup looks like it is really yummy though. Mmmmm As the temperature drops, soup really hits the spot.
    Have a great day.
    April @ HomeHinges.com

  7. Lynne,
    That looks wonderful! I love soup and this looks very healthy. Is the turkey sausage pretty lean? I love TJ's and Jud has one near his work. I will show him this Tomorrow and maybe we can have it Monday night...yum!!!

    I have been so busy and I am so tired I cannot sleep! I don't like that!

    Sending you love,

  8. I looooove and adooore soups! Yours my darling, looks so good! I'm going to try it, because so far whatever recipe I have got from you has been great.

  9. WOW.. That does sound yummy. I am going to have to try this one. My Hubby loves soups. Hope you had a Happy Halloween.. I am still here in Zion National Park Camping.. But we head home today.. Back to reality... Hugs, Linda

  10. Sounds and looks delicious...bet it smelled scrumptious too!
    It is perfect soup weather here in N VA
    thanks for sharing Lynn

  11. Yummy. that looks very good. I like squash in soup but for some reason I never put it in my soups.