Swiss Chard Soup with Chicken Sausage

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Have you had enough vegetables today? If you blew through breakfast and ate a sandwich at your desk for lunch, you could easily be off kilter from a well-rounded diet. That’s okay. Just make up for lost time with this Swiss chard soup. Of course, it’s loaded with the vitamin-rich, dark, leafy green. But you’ll also scoop up celery, carrots and shallots in every belly-warming bite. For even more nutritional boost, use broth as your base. And if you’ve got a meat-eater to feed, add chicken sausage to the pot. After about 30 minutes on the stovetop, balance will be restored.

2 Bowls of Swiss Chard Soup with Chicken Sausage & Veggies #recipe |

Yields: 6 cups


1 lb. mild Italian chicken sausage, casings removed
1 bunch Swiss chard
1 shallot, peeled and chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
6 cups unsalted vegetable broth
1/2 tsp. pink salt1
/8 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning


1. In a soup pot over medium heat, add sausage and cook until no longer pink. Using the back of a spoon, break up sausage into chunks.

2. Once sausage is cooked through, turn heat to medium-low. Add Swiss chard, shallots, celery and carrots. Cook about 5 minutes.

3. Add broth and spices; and then bring mixture to a boil.

4. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until vegetables are soft and tender.

5. Adjust seasonings, to taste. Serve warm.

Note: Want an even heartier dish? Add one quartered potato in Step 2. 

Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at