Tuscan Sausage Soup

We published this picture as a Wordless Weekender yesterday, but had a few requests for the recipe, so here it is. This delicious dish was the fare at a housewarming/dinner party hosted by G and J in celebration of old friends coming back to Connecticut. We were joined by J and J, as well as C and L, and we had a wonderful time catching up and being together for a fun night of food and good company. It was the first time G had made this particular recipe, which her dad shared with her (we're not sure of the exact origin). Everyone loved how hearty and full of flavor it was - a must-try, indeed!

Tuscan Sausage Soup
serves 10-12

2 lbs. hot or mild Italian sausage
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3 quarts chicken broth
2 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes, with juice
2 15-ounce cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 cups large shell pasta, uncooked
12 ounces spinach leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Remove sausage from casings if necessary and cook sausage meat in a large pot until brown. Add carrots, onion, and garlic, and continue to cook, stirring often, 5-7 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes, beans and basil. Bring to a boil. Add pasta, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until pasta is tender (about 10 minutes). Stir in spinach and cook until just wilted. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve sprinkled with parmesan cheese.


Dreams of cakes said...

Please give us the recipe. It looks really good!

Jennie @themessybakerblog said...

Wow, this soup looks hearty and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany said...

This looks so comforting!

yummychunklet said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. This looks fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Going to make this weekend! Looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

got the wife cooking it up there now. smells good. don't worry ladies, i got the dishes

Lucille Harms said...

i LOVE this recipe and have made it 3 times already so when i heard my sister was feeling under the weather i knew just what to make her for dinner tomorrow...delivered with love :)

Emilyta said...

Made this last night and loved it! Savory, spicy, and delicious. Plus we'll be eating the leftovers for two days.

Anonymous said...

This looks yummy and is similar to a 'soup/stew' I made up ... I use smaller pasta and a can of tomato sauce with some chopped basil as well then add Parmesan in the soup. so yummy.