Italian Wedding Soup

What better way to warm up on a cold, chilly day than with a giant bowl of soup? Our Italian Wedding Soup, packed with Italian chicken sausage, is just the pick me up we all need during the long, dreadful winter.


  • 1 12 oz. pkg. of Zweigle’s All Natural Chicken Italian Sausage, diced
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium shallot, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 10 cups of fresh escarole, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup of dry white wine
  • 8 cups of reduced sodium chicken stock
  • 2 tsp. of dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil


  1. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a heavy bottom saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. Sauté’ diced chicken sausage in olive oil until lightly browned.
  3. Remove sausage from the pot and add the garlic, onion and shallots.
  4. Sauté’ until tender.
  5. Add Italian seasoning, fresh basil and white wine and simmer 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add sausage, stock, cheese and escarole and bring to a light boil.
  7. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour
  8. Serve hot with fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese garnish.

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