Italian Sausage Soup

Isn’t kind of funny when you slow down, look a little closer at something….you almost always learn something new. That is how I found this soup recipe. It was on the back of the Saltine cracker box. I was throwing it away…and I took a minute to read the box…cut it out…and made it that week. Let me tell you, so happy I did…this soup is hearty, tasty and a crowd pleaser. A meal onto itself and I love that!

Cut up your sausage into bite size pieces. Brown the sausage in oil. Add in onions and carrots. Saute 5 minutes.

Add in mushrooms , garlic. Cook 5 minutes. Add in broth and tomatoes and bring to boil. Add in pasta. Cook 10 minutes.

Add in spinach at the end. Cook until wilted. Serve with a favorite cheese shredded on top :) Of course, pairs great with a green salad and Saltines!

1 lb. ground Italian sausage
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced or 2 T. minced garlic
1 c. carrots, diced or shredded
2 c. sliced mushrooms
1 t. olive oil
4 c. chicken broth
2 c. water
1 can cannellini beans, rinsed (I didn’t add these, we don’t like beans much)
1 (14.5 oz.) Italian-style stewed tomatoes
1 1/2 c. Bowtie or Rotini pasta, uncooked
2-3 c. baby spinach leaves
Shredded Mozzarella cheese
Parmesan
Saltine Crackers

Brown sausage in large pot. Add onion and carrots; saute until translucent and semi soft. Stir in mushrooms, garlic and oil. Saute 5 minutes.
Add broth, water, beans, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Stir in pasta; cook 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat.
Stir in spinach; cover. Let stand about 5 minutes.
Serve with grated cheese and crackers.
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge.

Comments

  1. Terrie Mathison says:

    Looks fantastic! My one son loves meat soup without beans, so this will be perfect! Might also make a great soup for the January Soup Swap!

  2. Oh yum, this looks delicious! Will have to try making this one night!

  3. Michelle P says:

    Looks yummy!

  4. The best recipes are found when you are not looking for them. I will try this recipe. I think I might try it with turkey sausages.

  5. Dumb question: Do you have to cook the sausages all the way first or just brown them for a bit and then they finish cookin in the soup?

  6. cleverlyinspired says:

    Hi there! You can just brown the sausage. They will cook through in the soup. Just be sure to simmer long enough to cook through :)
    Tracie

  7. Looks yummy and easy, what more could a gal ask for? Thanks!

  8. This soup is great!