Chilly outside? Nothing warms like a steaming bowl of soup.
If thoughts of a cozy and comforting pot of soup make you hungry, here is a recipe that’s short on time, but long on flavor and satisfaction.
Forget about a tedious ingredient list and lots of simmering time.
Italian-Style Greens & Beans Soup is a shortcut that you will turn to again and again.
This hearty, rustic bean soup with homemade from-scratch flavor can be on the table in about 20 minutes.
The secret is a can of READ Greens and Beans with Sausage, a seasoned combination of white kidney beans, collard greens, tomatoes and sausage.
It makes a delicious, easy side dish but is also a great kick-start to a mouth-watering pot of soup.
Just add broth and a few simple ingredients, give it a quick simmer, and stir in a healthy handful of kale or spinach.
Then, sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese just before serving and soup’s on.
This soup can be a quick supper for the family or the main dish for casual entertaining.
If you’re feeding a crowd, that’s no problem, as the recipe can easily be doubled.
Accompaniments can be as simple as a crusty whole grain baguette and fresh fruit.
Open a bottle of Sangiovese or Chianti to add a special touch for entertaining.
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