Either Andouille or chorizo sausage work well in this flavour-packed Italian soup. Perfect as a winter warming dinner when served with some warm crusty bread.
Used different ingredients. This is a very pretty soup. Easy to make. I would start by boiling the beans and wait till the beans are almost cooked untill cooking the sausages. Also, it does not really say what to do with the saffron once it is soaking. I assumed just add it to the pot. As a personal preference I lowered the amount of the garlic. I used italian sausage and added some black and cayenne peppers to add the spice of the sausage. I will definitely make again and next time use the sausage. Really enjoyed it. - 29 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. I ended up changing the recipe at little due to what I had on hand. I substituted green capsucum for the red, turkey sausage for the andouille, and I browned the sausage in cajun seasoning instead of adding sweet paprika. I'm sure the recipe is just as delicious as originally intended, but this is what was in the kitchen. My husband and I thought this soup was awesome. I will definitely cook it again. - 29 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. I just made this soup and it is definaley a keeper. I did make a few changes however. I've never heard of saffron so I left that out. And I used italian sausage and added red capsicum flakes to spice it up and a few chicken stock cubes. I tossed everything in the crock pot except the sausage and kale. When everything was almost done, I added my cooked meat and sauted kale and cooked another hour to blend in. This is absolutely yummy! - 29 Sep 2008