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Healthified Italian Sausage Soup

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Fix this healthified Italian Sausage Soup for your family and you’ll have them asking for some amoré!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

2
slices bacon
1/2
lb lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
2
large russet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4
cups water
3 1/2
cups Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
4
cups chopped fresh kale or Swiss chard leaves
1
can (15 or 19 oz) cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1
cup fat-free half-and-half

Directions

  • 1 In 4-quart nonstick saucepan or Dutch oven, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towel. Crumble bacon; set aside. Remove and discard drippings from saucepan.
  • 2 In same saucepan, cook sausage over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Drain well on paper towels; set aside.
  • 3 In same saucepan, mix potatoes, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, pepper flakes, water and broth. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cook uncovered about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 Stir in bacon, sausage, kale and beans. Cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes and kale are tender. Stir in half-and-half; cook just until heated.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 50
  • Fat Reduced By 5 1/2g
  • Sodium Reduced By 290mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
630mg
630%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
4 slices bacon 2 slices bacon
1/2 pound Italian sausage, casing removed 1/2 lb lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
2 large russet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 4 cups) 2 large russet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4 cups water 4 cups water
3 1/2 cups chicken broth (from 32-oz) carton 3 1/2 cups Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
4 cups chopped fresh kale or Swiss chard leaves 4 cups chopped fresh kale or Swiss chard leaves
1 can (15 or 19 oz) cannellini beans, drained rinsed 1 can (15 or 19 oz) cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1 cup half-and-half 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
240 (before)
190 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
4 g (before)
1 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
820 mg (before)
530 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
9 g (before)
3 1/2 g (after)

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Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 10/26/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
630mg
630%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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