Its still really chilly here in Vancouver, so soups and stews are in full effect. The inspiration for this recipe was the fresh produce I had on hand. I had some beautiful fresh chard on hand, and perfect yellow potatoes. For a hearty and flavorful meal, I like making soups and stews with turkey sausage. There is so much flavor within the sausage, you don’t need to add any seasoning. It flavors the whole dish, so what could be easier?!
This recipe came together in under 30 minutes. Most of it was hands off time when the potatoes were simmering in the soup.
I’ve been really loving fresh chard lately. Chard with the red stems is my favorite as its super sweet, but the rainbow chard I used in this was delicious as well. So grab any type you can at the grocery store. Other than soup, I love chard and greens simply sauteed. Great way to get your greens and they taste delicious!
I hope you give this a try on your next cold wintry day. My littlest really liked this too. I used a hot/spicy turkey sausage, but if your kids are sensitive to spice, a mild Italian turkey sausage would work great too!
- 450 grams spicy turkey italian sausage (raw, uncooked)
- 2 cups onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups lower sodium chicken broth
- 3 cups water
- 1 bunch swiss chard, chopped
- 3 cups diced potato (yellow or red potatoes)
- Pepper if needed (to taste)
- In a large pot, saute the turkey sausage, when almost cooked through, add the onion and garlic and saute together until the onions are translucent.
- Add in the chicken broth, water and diced potatoes. Put the lid on and simmer on low together until the potatoes are cooked (about 20 minutes).
- When almost done, add in the chopped chard and wilt it into the soup.
- Serve with a sprinkle of fresh Parmesan cheese (optional)