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Italian Sausage Soup

Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups soup, 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese, and 1 1/2 teaspoons basil)
Lighten up a hearty sausage soup recipe with turkey Italian sausage and add flavor with canned tomatoes, fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces hot or sweet turkey Italian sausage
  • 2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
  • 1/2 cup uncooked small shell pasta
  • 2 cups bagged baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 216
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 7.1 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 1.8 g
  • protein 17.4 g
  • carbohydrate 20 g
  • fiber 1.6 g
  • cholesterol 52 mg
  • iron 3.2 mg
  • sodium 1020 mg
  • calcium 153 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan, and cook about 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain; return to pan.

  2. Add broth, tomatoes, and pasta to pan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until pasta is done. Remove from heat; stir in spinach until wilted. Sprinkle each serving with cheese and basil.