Quick Escarole Soup

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by cruzzo

A simple, quick delicious soup that is great for a weeknight meal. Serve with a salad and some nice, crusty bread.

Top Review by Chef LisDoc

Great recipe. I would give it 5 stars but I changed a few things so I couldn't truly review this recipe. That being said, it was quick, simple and very tasty! Things I changed were, used beef broth instead of chicken and used Hunt's spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce. Simply b/c these were the things I had on hand.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat and add onion, carrot and celery.
  2. Cook for about 5 minutes until it begins to soften.
  3. Add garlic and stir.
  4. Then add escarole and stir so the veggies and garlic get distributed evenly.
  5. Cook the escarole mixture for about 5-10 minutes.
  6. The escarole will cook down and wilt.
  7. Add chicken broth and tomato sauce, salt and pepper.
  8. The tomato sauce adds no real flavor but when I was growing up my mom always added it to her"clear" soups to give it some color.
  9. Simmer soup for about 20-25 minutes.
  10. Cook pasta and add to soup bowls.
  11. Ladle soup over pasta and add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
  12. If you are going to use all the soup at one sitting, you can put the cooked pasta into the soup pot.
  13. Otherwise, the pasta will soak up all the liquid if it sits too long.

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