Escarole and White Bean Soup: Cook 3 chopped garlic cloves and some red pepper flakes in olive oil. Add 3 cups chicken broth, 1 head chopped escarole and a parmesan rind; simmer 15 minutes. Add 1 can white beans, parmesan and salt.
For Sausage-Bean Soup: Make Escarole and White Bean Soup; saute 4 chopped sweet Italian sausages with the garlic.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine, part of 50 Easy Soups