Sausage and Chard Soup - 8 Weight Watchers Points Plus Value
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Sausage and Chard Soup – 8 Weight Watchers Points Plus Value

8 Weight Watchers Points Plus Value
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 340kcal


  • - 2 T. olive oil
  • - 1 lb. Italian sausage cut into 1 inch slices
  • - 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • - 2 ribs celery chopped
  • - 2 cloves garlic minced
  • - Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • - 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • - 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes
  • - 2 15-oz cans cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • - Salt & Pepper
  • - 1 small bunch Swiss chard stems removed, leaves chopped
  • - 2 T. chopped fresh parsley
  • - Grated Parmesan optional


  • Warm oil in a pot over medium heat. Saute sausage until browned, about 10 minutes; transfer to plate. Add onion and celery; saute until beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper. Saute 1 minute.
  • Pour in broth, raise heat to high and bring just to a boil, scraping up brown bits. Return sausage to pot; stir in tomatoes and beans. Bring back to a boil. Reduce heat to low, then simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Season soup with salt and pepper. Stir in chard; cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in parsley and top with Parmesan, if desired.


To Freeze: Do not add chard or parsley. Let soup cool. Transfer to a freezer-safe container (leave 1/2-inch space at the top) and freeze.
To Serve: Thaw in fridge overnight. Reheat over medium-low heat, stirring, for 35 minutes. Stir in chard and parsley; cook for 1 minute.