Hearty Collard Greens and Sausage Soup

Hearty Collard Green and Chicken Sausage Soup Recipe

Collard greens, chicken sausage, white beans and elbow macaroni form the base of this hearty and tasty soup.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium chicken sausages
  • 2 pieces turkey bacon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 garlic, minced
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • ¾ cup elbow macaroni
  • Bunch of collards greens, chopped
  • 1 15 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • Pinch salt & red pepper


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a soup pot. Add the sausages and the turkey bacon to brown, turning occasionally. Remove the sausage when browned, and the bacon when cooked, which will take 5 to 10 minutes. Set the sausage and bacon aside to cool.
  2. Heat the other tablespoon of olive oil in the pot on medium heat. Add the onions, cook for about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and cook for a few more minutes. Add the garlic to the pot and stir.
  3. Pour the chicken broth into the pot and raise heat to bring to a boil. Add the macaroni, and reduce heat to simmer.
  4. Simmer the broth and macaroni for about 10 minutes, then add the collard greens along with a pinch of salt and red pepper. Stir to combine.
  5. As the greens simmer, slice the sausage in half lengthwise, then cut half circles about 1/2 inch thick. Break the bacon into bits.
  6. After the greens have been cooking for about 10 minutes, stir in the sausage and beans. Cook for 5 minutes or so, until the macaroni is cooked to your liking and the greens are tender.
  7. Scoop out servings of soup, and top with a bit of the bacon. Enjoy!

Keywords: collard greens soup, chicken sausage, hearty soups, collard greens and chicken sausage

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