Tuscan Sausage and Chard Soup


  • 1/2 pound bulk mild Italian sausage
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon (such as Knorr)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese


Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and stir in the sausage. Cook and stir until sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.

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Stir onion and red bell pepper into sausage; cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes.

Pour water into the pot; add Swiss chard, chicken bouillon, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low; Simmer until vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes.

Sprinkle soup with Parmesan cheese before serving.