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Winter Country Soup

Winter Country SoupThis soup is perfect for any cold and snowy day! Feed your whole family and even have some left over!


  • 1 package (14oz.) smoked sausage, cut into ¼ inch pieces
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 8 shallots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  •  8 cups fresh kale
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups frozen corn
  • 1 can (15oz.) great northern beans, rinsed and dried
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ cup uncooked orzo pasta


  1. In a dutch oven, sauté the sausage, red pepper and shallots in the butter until the vegetables are tender.
  2. Add kale; cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the kale in wilted.
  3. Stir in the broth, corn, beans, cayenne and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat; simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes.
  6. Return to a boil.
  7. Stir in orzo.
  8. Cook 8-10 minutes longer or until pasta in tender

Yield: 12 servings

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