Italian Pasta and Sausage Soup

I have made this soup a couple times this winter and it has been a big hit especially served with some crusty bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans beef broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat leave parsley
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can great Northern beans, drained
  • 2 small zucchini, cubed
  • 2 cups spinach – packed, rinsed and torn
  • 1/2 cup of small  pasta
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a stockpot or Dutch oven, brown sausage with garlic. Stir in broth, tomatoes and carrots, and season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in beans, basil, parsley, pasta and zucchini. Cover, and simmer another 15 minutes, or until zucchini and pasta is tender.
  3. Remove from heat, and add spinach. Replace lid allowing the heat from the soup to cook the spinach leaves. Soup is ready to serve after 5 minutes.  Top soup with grated Parmesan cheese.

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