Winter Country Soup


Winter Country Soup

Winter Country Soup

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


My soup will warm your family up on the chilliest of winter nights!  Featuring smoked sausage, beans and other vegetables, it’s a hearty way to start a meal or a satisfying lunch all by itself!


Winter Country Soup Recipe


Winter Country Soup

1 package (14 oz.) Johnsonville Smoked Sausage, cut into ¼ inch slices

1 large sweet red pepper, cut into ½ inch pieces

8 shallots, chopped

1 Tbsp. butter

8 cups chopped fresh kale

8 cups vegetable broth (Kitchen Basic)

3 cups frozen corn

1 can (15 ½ oz.) great northern beans, rinsed and drained

½ tsp. cayenne pepper

¼ tsp. pepper

¾ cup uncooked orzo pasta


In a Dutch oven, sauté the sausage, red pepper and shallots in butter until vegetables are tender.

Add kale; cover and cook for 2- 3 minutes or until kale is wilted.  Stir in the broth, corn, beans, cayenne and pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes.  Return to a boil.  Stir in orzo.  Cook 8-10 minutes longer or until pasta is tender.        12 servings


(Recipe for Winter Country Soup was in, 2015)


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