Chickpea and Sausage Minestrone

  • daneanp Posted: 07/07/14
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    Super yummy. My market only had hot chicken sausage and it is so spicy, I opted to leave out the red pepper flakes. Perfect. Very filling. I bet it will be even better for lunch tomorrow.

  • Esacke Posted: 12/08/13
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    Yummy and so easy to put together with ingredients around the house. This is the first recipe I have ever tried from the magazine and loved it. I thought the proportion of broth to veggies, pasta and sausage was perfect.

  • emmaksmommy Posted: 11/26/13
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    I made this for my family tonight. It was fabulous!!!

  • SuZiQu Posted: 12/16/13
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    I will make this again and again. Delicious. The only change I made to the recipe was I used sweet Italian Pork sausage because that is what I had on hand.

  • jlm1959 Posted: 01/14/14
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    I made this for the second time in a week, my family and I love it! I did not change a thing but there are so many things you can do with this recipe to mix it up and make it different. Delicious!

  • KDiDo00 Posted: 04/28/14
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    This soup is extremely fabulous! I will definitely make this again (and again, and again, and...)

  • LDombeck Posted: 01/28/14
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    I made this with a 3 oz link of trader joes chicken sausage. I did not crumble it, just halved and quartered it. Liked it just fine that way. I would omit the crushed red pepper flakes so that it wouldn't be too spicy for my kids. I guess it just depends on how spicy your sausage is as well. But this was really easy, quick and delicious.

  • Whygal Posted: 12/05/13
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    I made this soup last night and it was delish!!! I subbed white beans for the chickpeas as I had them in the pantry (and I don't care for chickpeas!) and used Trader Joe's spicy chicken sausage which I diced. I did try the ciabatta toasts and will forego those in the future as I thought they had too much of a mayonnaise taste. The soup was spicy and very filling....AND SO EASY TO MAKE!!! Will definitely make this soup again.

  • kerriasommer Posted: 02/10/14
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    What a nice tasty dish! I didn't have fresh thyme or parsley so I used 1Tbs of Italian seasoning and it was perfect. Its a dish you will always keep with you.

  • brighteyes8 Posted: 12/02/13
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    Loved this soup. The broth had an amazing flavor and the heat was just right. I recommend undercooking the pasta slightly -- maybe by 2 min -- so it doesn't get mushy in the soup right off the bat (which is my major complaint about soups with pasta; once you refrigerate, though, soggy pasta seems inevitable) The components of the soup made the soup look beautiful in the bright white shallow bowls we served it in. We made garlic and olive oil crostinis to go with this, and I sprinkled a little bit of parsley and parmesan cheese on the soup for garnish. Highly recommend a sprinkle of parmesan if you don't make the ciabatta toasts that go with it. If I didn't already love the flavor, I'd give the extra fifth star for the ease of prep. Definitely a keeper.

  • MelanieJTN2012 Posted: 01/21/14
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    We added another link of turkey sausage which increased the calorie count by about 25 calories per serving but also made the soup more hearty. As another reviewer recommended, I substituted white beans for the chickpeas because my friend doesn't care for those. One serving of soup with some crusty french bread made for a very filling and low calorie dinner. Highly recommend.

  • LightestFan Posted: 01/13/14
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    We loved this soup! It worked perfectly for lunch leftovers the next day, and we've already made our second pot.

  • Ramonalite Posted: 12/16/13
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    Outstanding sums it up. We loved it will make again. It freezes well. I used sweet turkey sausage instead of hot (personal preference) and doubled the red pepper because we still wanted a kick. Delicious, hearty and low calorie! Love it.

  • verobeacher Posted: 11/21/13
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    Loved this soup! It was easy to make and was a hearty meal on a cold autumn night. I substituted hot venison sausage since I had that on hand (hunting season) and it was wonderful. Instead of serving it with the parmesan toasts, I topped my bowl of soup with a teaspoon of parmesan and dunked the baguette in the soup. Will make again and again for sure.

  • Schnaib Posted: 12/09/13
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    One word...INCREDIBLE! I just made another pot to get us through this frozen tundra in North Texas.

  • Jazzy1 Posted: 03/13/14
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    What a tasty soup. Makes a great lunch, and is quick and easy to prepare. I did have to make some swaps, because I wanted to use what I had on hand. I used dried thyme and parsley. I used chorizo. It turned out great. This recipe is very adaptable.

  • LauraD318 Posted: 12/15/13
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    Easy, hearty, healthy and delicious. I will be making this one again. Whole family loved it.

  • Mceveritt77 Posted: 01/28/14
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    This is a fantastic recipe! I did switch out the spicy turkey link for a turkey kielbasa (my 6-year-old doesn't like spicy stuff), and it was delicious. It's got great flavor, beautiful color and nice texture. I will definitely add this to my fall/winter rotation!

  • Joanobie Posted: 11/19/13
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    Loved this recipe which I made tonight. I doubled everything and my husband and I really enjoyed it and will make again.

  • beccalynn Posted: 07/03/14
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    So good and simple. I added some fresh squash from my garden but otherwise kept the recipe as is. I will definitely make this again.

  • StephanieCooks Posted: 01/09/14
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    This was wonderful and so easy to make! I substituted Tofurky Italian Sausage and vegetable broth since I am a vegetarian and it was so tasty! I did not add red pepper since my kiddos were eating this and it still had a nice heat from the fire roasted tomatoes. This recipe is a keeper and will be made again!

  • NancySF Posted: 01/02/14
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    I agree with the other 5-star reviewers: quick, scrumptious and the whole family loved it.

  • StepMom Posted: 12/09/13
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    Absolutely wonderful. Delicious. Adding this recipe to our winter menu. Thank you.

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