Rustic Tuscan-Style Sausage Soup
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Serves: 5
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 sweet Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 7 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can no salt added diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ Tbsp dried basil
  • 8 oz dry whole wheat shell pasta
  • 5 oz fresh spinach
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, or to taste
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Once hot, add the sausage. Using a wooden spoon, break the sausage into pieces, cooking it until browned, about 5-6 minutes.
  2. To the pot, add the carrots and onion and saute for 5-6 minutes or until softened and beginning to brown. Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the broth, tomatoes, beans, and basil; turn the heat up to high and bring to a gentle boil. Stir in the pasta and cook for 7-9 minutes or until al dente.
  4. Stir in the spinach and black pepper; cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Serve hot.
Recipe from Pin Cookie
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ~2 cups Calories: 410 Fat: 8.4 Carbohydrates: 56.2 Sugar: 6.4 Sodium: 691 Fiber: 11.2 Protein: 27.2 Cholesterol: 42
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