Friday, September 26, 2014

Easy Italian Sausage Soup for the fall

Check out this easy soup recipe I just found.  It's soup season and this is a great choice.  If you want to make it a little healthier, choose turkey sausage instead of regular.  I would also use whole wheat pasta instead of simply white.  


-1 lb. sausage sliced, turkey sausage for healthier choice
-1 onion (I prefer celery) chopped
-2 cloves of minced garlic
-1 tsp. olive oil
-2 14.5 oz. cans of fat free reduced sodium chicken broth 
-1 can of water
-1 can of your favorite type of bean rinsed, cannellini or kidney are good
-1 14.5 oz. can stewed tomatoes
-1 cup of uncooked rotini wheat pasta
-1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves
-a couple shakes of parmesan or romano cheese to top it off

1.  Cook sausage, celery or onion, & garlic in the oil in a large pan, stirring often for about 10 minutes.

2.  Add the chicken broth, water, beans, & tomatoes.  Boil, add pasta and cook until tender, but not soft.

3.  Take off the heat, add spinach and cover for 5 minutes.

4.  Serve it and top it with a shake or two cheese if you like.


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