Sausage and Cabbage Soup with White Beans
Stay Healthy. Eat Cruciferous!
This delicious low-carb soup is oh-so-good! It comes together quickly in a single pot, so you don’t have to spend a ton of time cleaning up afterwards. If you have time, make a double batch and freeze the leftovers to enjoy later.
Cabbage is a healthy cruciferous vegetable that should be included in your weekly diet. Cabbage is low in fat and cholesterol, and is a good source of fiber that will help keep you fuller longer. That is the reason that cabbage is a great choice when you are trying to lose weight! Cabbage is also great source for vitamin C and vitamin K.
This soup is nice and quick and perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time to fuss with dinner but want something healthy and satisfying.
- 1 pound bulk spicy pork sausage crumbled
- 1 can 28 oz. diced tomatoes, un-drained
- 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable stock
- 1 tablespoon oregano dried
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 3 ” piece hard Parmesan rind
- 2 cans 15 oz. cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 cups fresh cabbage cut into bite sized pieces
Add crumbled bulk pork sausage to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until no longer pink inside. Carefully drain excess fat from the pan and return to heat.
Add diced tomatoes, chicken or vegetable stock, oregano, garlic powder, and Parmesan rind to pan. Stir to combine and increase heat to medium-high.
Cook until liquid almost boils, then reduce heat to medium-low. Add cannellini beans to pan. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Add cabbage to pot and continue simmering until tender, about 25 minutes.
Remove from heat and ladle into bowls. Garnish with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese, if desired, and serve immediately.
Note: As always, if soup is too thick, add a little more stock. If it is too thin, continue cooking until desired consistency is reached.
Garnish with extra grated Parmesan cheese.
This soup makes a great dinner on a chilly night. Serve with hot dinner rolls and a salad to make a complete, well-balanced meal.