January 17, 2011

Italian Sausage Soup

My girlfriend Lindsey and I had plans to go skating recently so before we headed out into the deep freeze, I thought soup would be the perfect meal to keep us warm! 

I had been wanting to try this soup for awhile. I usually gravitate towards rich, creamy soups, but this one, even though was broth based, seemed full of so many delicious, healthy ingredients, that I thought would be a great change. Boy was I right. Every bite had something different -- pasta, veggie, beans, cheese. And what I love is that you could change anything about the recipe to tailor to your own tastes. 

Italian Sausage Soup
Serves 6-8

  • 1 pound Italian sausage (you may want to mix mild and hot for more flavour)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (28 oz) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 can (14 oz) white kidney beans, rinsed
  • 2 small zucchinis, diced
  • 1 cup bowtie pasta
  • 2 cups spinach, torn
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Cut the sausage out of the casing and break it into small pieces. Cook in a frying pan until browned.
  • In a stockpot, melt the butter and brown the onion and garlic until soft. Add broth, tomatoes, carrots and sausage. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in beans and pasta. Cover and simmer another 10 minutes, then add zucchini and simmer for another 5 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and add spinach. Replace lid, allowing heat from the soup to cook the spinach leaves, for about five minutes.
  • Serve with grated cheese on top.
Recipe adapted from www.allrecipes.com 


  1. yum! looks very similar to a soup i make! so good!!

  2. Oh yum! This looks great. I like how even though it's broth-based, it looks thick and full of delicious ingredients. Sounds like the perfect way to warm up ;)

  3. This looks great! Love the combination of ingredients you used. I want to make this! (hopefully kosher sausage won't taste too different from Italian!)

  4. Looks and smells so good; I think that is what I smell cooking on my stove today; good stuff for our chilly weather.

  5. Love this! This soup looks delicious! I'm bookmarking this recipe!!

  6. wow this looks wonderful and so colorful!

  7. A beautiful and colorful soup there, sounds delicious for sure!

  8. Yum, this looks so comforting and healthy. I bet it was perfect ice skating soup!



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