I’ve said this a million times before and I’ll say it again.
There’s nothing more comforting on a cold winter day than a big bowl of soul warming soup.
Nothing can compare.
Ok maybe a big mug of hot cocoa spiked with some Bailey’s and topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup that’s equally comforting. ..
But nothing else could compare…
And besides being comfort food at its best, it’s easy to make, requires only one pod and it’s quite nutritious! This soup is nothing short of fab 🙂 It’s rich yet light, pretty thick, just a tad spicy from the chicken chorizo sausage, packed with kidney beans which are a great source fiber and we all know that spinach is a complete power food! The marinara gives it an Italian twist and the orzo is the perfect component to tie everything together in a big bowl of yuminess 🙂
Have I convinced you yet to give it a try? Because you really should! 🙂
Spicy Chicken Sausage,White Beans and Spinach Soup
12oz Al Fresco chicken chorizo sausage (or any other spicy chicken sausage)
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 big cups baby spinach
2 cups chicken broth
4 cups water
1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
1 chicken bouillon
2 15oz cans kidney beans
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 cup orzo
Salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese and parsley for serving
In a dutch oven over medium high heat add a tbsp of oil and let it get hot. Once hot add the chicken sausage and let it brown on all sides. Remove to a plate. Once the sausage is cool enough to touch, slice thinly. To the pod, add another tbsp of oil. Add the onions and cook until translucent (about 3-5mins). Add the garlic and saute for 30secs. Add the spinach and let it wilt (about 1min). Add the broth, water, chicken bouillon, marinara, beans, chopped sausage and spices. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low and simmer for 20mins. Turn the heat to medium-high, add the orzo and cook for 10mins. Turn to low and simmer for 10mins. Serve with shredded parmesan and chopped parsley.
Adapted from: LoriesMississippiKicthen