Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Rustic Tuscan Sausage Soup

Try your hand at this simple, hearty soup. You won't be sorry. Plus I love the word rustic. So play along.

I found the recipe at Feast on the Cheap and modified it to my liking. If you double this, it will feed an army. It freezes well. It's always good to have some soup in the freezer. 

1 lbs. sweet Italian sausage patties
3 carrots, washed well and chopped (I don't peel them) 
1/2 sweet onion, chopped  
2 tbs minced garlic
1/4 cup water
2.5 quarts chicken broth
2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 tbs dried basil
8 oz whole wheat shell pasta, uncooked
8 oz spinach leaves (you can use frozen)
salt & pepper to taste
Brown sausage over med-high heat in the bottom of a large stockpot. Crumble the sausage as you brown it. 

Add the carrots, onion and garlic and saute until tender and starting to turn a bit golden, about 7 minutes. Add water if it starts to get a little dry or too brown.

Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, beans, pasta and basil. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer. Cover the pot and continue cooking for 7 minutes.

Stir in the spinach and cook until just wilted. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

MFD tops his with parmesan cheese. He likes it. And now Haikuesday:

Rustic sausage soup
Whisks me off to Tuscany.
Airfare is too high.

Congrats to Nadine, winner of the Chloe + Isabel $25 shop credit!

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p.s. Tuesday sucks.

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  1. That looks delicious
    As always, love the haiku
    Tuesdays with snow suck

  2. Oh my goodness, easy peasy! I'm making that today, with the snow that will be the perfect dinner for tonight. Thanks for continuing to be a good influence on my journey to being a wife.

    TIN ROOF- RUSTIC! (snort)

  3. I am not a recipe reader (since I don't cook and all) but Haikusday keeps me coming back every week. Today did not disappoint!

  4. Just curious - what makes this soup "rustic"? Can I make "rustic" brownies today? :D

  5. this sounds incredible!!!! you had me at sausage ;)

  6. This sounds so good and I love anything rustic. Airfare is way to high otherwise I would be in Italy too!

  7. I'd go there as well
    (My ex-spouse is a pilot)
    had I stayed with him.

    But since I did not
    (there's no point in looking back)
    I'll just eat the soup.

    Make me some!

  8. I love this kind of soup! Looks so good!!

  9. today is the best for blog reading because the last 4 blogs i've read has yummy recipes and my mother totally ditched us and took off for two months to hong kong so i'm scouring the interwebz for yummy recipes so thanks for this!

    Vodka and Soda

  10. This is a definite soup day! Will make it today. Because I can!
    G and P 58 yrs today a big-time miracle & my conception started it all.
    Snowy Tuesday
    Anniversary lunch
    Gamma & Pop
    Giving them a raincheck

    I do not know if that is a correct haiku. It is the first I can ever remember writing & I am 57!
    Stay cozy, everyone.

  11. I could so use this soup today - it's going to get down in the 20s tonight in Dallas.. BURR!! This has just been put on the grocery list and I'll hopefully make it this weekend! Thanks for the great idea :)

  12. This looks SO good! Now, I just need it to cool down so I can actually make soup.

  13. Mmmm I think I will make this next week it looks delicious, thanks! Also...I am so excited I won!!! Yay me :)

  14. soup is my favorite food hands down. this looks so delicious!!

  15. We are just now having soup weather! A cold front is blowing in and we are going to have highs in the 40's! WHAT! I'll give this one a shot, minus the carrots. Thanks for sharing!

  16. This looks like a great hearty soup for fall/winter!

  17. Now we are talking!! This looks so dang good....I am sold on this one!!

  18. Sometimes, I can't read your posts because then I'm hungry the rest of the day. Odd, I want soup for breakfast now. :) Can't wait to try this recipe. Yum!!


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