White Bean Soup with Andouille and Collard Greens

It’s definitely that time of year. The bitter cold wind outside makes you crave foods that will warm you from the inside to the out. I first made this soup a couple months ago. I didn’t have time to make it in the crockpot like Erin did, so I just made it with canned beans in a large pot. Since then, I’ve played around with the recipe a few times and have come up with a soup that Hubby and I really enjoy.

I like to make a big batch on Sunday afternoon and we eat it throughout the week for lunch or a quick dinner. The andouille sausage gives a great flavor to the broth of the soup.

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White Bean Soup with Andouille and Collard Greens

Yield: Serves 10

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 lb celery (about 12 stalks), chopped
4 sprigs fresh thyme
12 oz andouille sausage links, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cans white beans (such as cannellini or great Northern)
1 bunch collard greens, stems discarded and leaves cut into bite-size pieces (about 8 cups)
kosher salt and black pepper
bread of your choice for serving

Directions:

In a 5 or 6-quart stock pot, heat the olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, and thyme. Cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add the andouille sausage and cook for two more minutes. Add the chicken broth and beans. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Check seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed. Stir in the collard greens and cook two minutes.

Serve immediately with bread of your choice.

Recipe adapted from Erin's Food Files

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7 Responses to “Way to nerd that up…”

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    Kristina — April 11, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Oh, if only there were a Trader Joes here *le sigh*
    This post made me lol (literally) because my husband’s in the process of getting an Aeronautical Engineering degree 🙂

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    CB — April 11, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    OMG! thats freaking hilarious! Must show my other nerd friends…

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    Erin — April 11, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Definitely showing “nerd” boyfriend this. He’ll probably run right over to Trader Joe’s after work. Great catch!

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    Sheltie Girl — April 13, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    This is too funny! I haven’t been to TJ’s in a while so I’ve missed the Avocado’s Magic Number. Great find and thanks for sharing!

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

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    Lemon Tartlet — April 17, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    That is so cute! No fair there’s no TJ here!

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    gaga — April 17, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Haha, that IS pretty darn nerdy. What a great find!

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    Yankee1969 — June 30, 2008 at 1:31 am

    My non-nerd g/f sent this to me to see if I’d understand the reference. I’m an EE, so I started laughing as soon as I saw the picture. 🙂 Luckily, I’m used to her odd looks when I start chuckling over something geeky like that. 🙂

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