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Italian Sausage Soup Recipe

“This soup embodies all the wonders of Italian cooking: Italian sausage, garlic, black pepper and Northern beans. Serve with hot bread and salad for a delicious meal.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans beef broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can great Northern beans, undrained
  • 2 small zucchini, cubed
  • 2 cups spinach – packed, rinsed and torn
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS

  • In a stockpot or Dutch oven, brown sausage with garlic. Stir in broth, tomatoes and carrots, and season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Stir in beans with liquid and zucchini. Cover, and simmer another 15 minutes, or until zucchini is tender.
  • Remove from heat, and add spinach. Replace lid allowing the heat from the soup to cook the spinach leaves. Soup is ready to serve after 5 minutes.