Turnip Green and Sausage Soup: Easy Dinner Recipe

Prep: 10 min|Cook: 2 hr 5 m

So you’re looking for a cheap and easy meal? Cool. Because turnip green and sausage soup fits the bill. Not to mention cheap and easy is really all I know in the cooking world. This one was floating around the interwebs a good bit this past Fall, and it has become a staple in the Francis house.

And by staple, I mean I’ve cooked it 5 times in the last 3 months. How my kids remain nourished is really beyond me. Jk. Snacks. Snacks keep my kids pumpin’. But I digress.

So this recipe originated from AllRecipes.com. And because there are few things more truthful than recipe reviews, it felt like a safe bet with its 4.9 star status. The jury of the internet did not disappoint.

I’ve modified it slightly though– partially for preference, partially for practicality.

1. Instead of sliced sausage links, I use ground sausage.

2. Instead of 5 cups of broth, I use 4 cups broth and 1 cup water. Otherwise, that second container of broth would be destined for the kitchen sink despite the best of intentions.

3. Instead of transferring sausage and onion mixture out of pot before mixing the remaining ingredients, I keep it all together. Yeah, I’m a rebel.

4. Last but not least, when we need a little extra heartiness, I add a spoonful or two of cooked rice to each bowl.

So without further ado, the recipe:

Turnip and Sausage soup ingredients:  turnip greens (or collard greens), Knorr vegetable mix, Italian sausage, onion, Great Northern beans

*Awkward…Used collard greens tonight because that’s what was at the store. Hashtag COVID-19 craze. But it tasted just as good.


  • 1 lb ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 (20 ounce) cans turnip greens
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package vegetable soup mix (like Knorr’s)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch Creole Seasoning (aka Tony’s Chachere’s)


ground sausage and diced onions cooking in pot
  1. Cook and stir sausage and onion in large pot until the onion is tender and sausage cooked, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add broth, water, turnip greens, great Northern beans, vegetable soup mix, garlic powder, Creole seasoning, salt, and black pepper to pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer for 2 hours.

(Turnip) Soup’s Up!

Turnip Greens and Sausage soup complete!

That’s it! This Turnip Green + Sausage Soup recipe really is a piece of cake! Of the soup variety.

Have your own variation(s)? Let’s here about it in the comments!

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