Mamma's Escarole Soup

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Chocolatl

That's Dom DeLuise's Mamma. The recipe originated in Spinosa, Italy. If you want a carnivorous variation, you can some spareribs and/or Italian sausages with the garlic, and brown well before adding anything else. To make this completely vegetarian, use vegetable stock in place of chicken stock. You can add water or a little more broth if the soup is too thick. Serve with hot Italian bread.

Top Review by Karen D.

The first time I made this I bought endive instead of escarole and it was great. I use escarole now and it is just as good. I added a little Andouille sausage to spice it up since I'm Cajun and all :) I make this soup when I am a bit under the weather and I believe it has magical healing powers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan and brown the garlic.
  2. Add onion, carrots, and potato (if using). Cook 1 minute.
  3. Add broth.
  4. Add escarole, cover, and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  6. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with grated cheese.

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