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Sausage, Beans and Broccoli Rabe Soup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan

1 1/4 pounds Italian bulk sweet sausage

1 medium onion, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

1 large potato, peeled and chopped into small dice

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 bay leaf

2 cans white beans, drained

Salt and pepper

4 cups chopped broccoli rabe and greens

2 quarts chicken stock

Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Romano, to pass at table


  1. Heat medium soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and sausage and brown. Add veggies, bay leaf and beans. Season with salt and pepper. Cook mixture 5 minutes to begin to soften the vegetables. Add rabe and wilt. Add stock and cover pot. Raise heat and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook 15 minutes. Adjust seasonings and serve soup with grated cheese, for topping.