Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hearty Italian Sausage Soup

What you need.

1lb Italian sausage, ground
1 onion, medium-sized, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp olive oil
2 Herb-ox granulated Chicken broth packets made with 2 cups of water
1 extra cup of water
1 15 oz. can Great Northern Beans
1 14 oz. can Great Value Chili-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup spaghetti sauce of your choice
1 cup Rotini pasta, uncooked
1 1/2 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup grated Mozzerella cheese
salt and pepper to taste
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How to make it.
  1. Cook sausage, onions and garlic in oil in large saucepan, stirring frequently.
  2. Add next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Stir in pasta; cook 8 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in spinach; cover. Let stand 5 min. Serve in bowls and top with Mozzarella cheese. Serve with crackers and a green salad.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 40 min.
10 servings @ 1 cup each

This was a delicious soup. I found it on the side of the Premium Saltine Crackers package. The picture above doesn't do it justice. The recipe above was modified by using Herb-ox chicken broth, and spaghetti sauce. The only reason why I added the spaghetti sauce was because I didn't have a second can of stewed tomatoes for the double recipe. It made the broth thicker and richer.

I doubled the recipe above and it provided hearty servings for 7 adults.  We all loved it.