Secret Ingredient Italian Soup

4 - 6
Servings
15m
Prep Time
45m
Cook Time
1h
Ready In


"This is an Italian inspired soup meant well for a cold-weather dish that says comfort. The small amount of cornmeal (polenta)..secret ingredient, just is enough to thicken the broth slightly. It balances the substantial sausage and greens for a soothing cold-weather dish."

Original recipe yields 4 - 6 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (221.9 g)
  • Calories 350.9
  • Total Fat - 25.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7 g
  • Cholesterol - 135.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1778.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
  • Sugars - 2.8 g
  • Protein - 19.7 g
  • Calcium - 48.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, leeks, garlic, salt, black pepper, and Aleppo pepper and cook, stirring, until the onion becomes translucent, 8 - 10 minutes.

Step 2

Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Drain off the excess fat, leaving about 2 tablespoons in the pan. Stir in the cornmeal.

Step 4

Add the stock, stirring, and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 5

Stir in the greens and cook for 15 minutes more, or until tender.

Step 6

Ladle into bowls and garnish with grated Parmigiano.

Tips & Variations


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