Italian Sausage Soup

  • thelinz5 Posted: 12/21/09
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    Loved it like the others. I made it as written, used the hot turkey italian sausage. The diced tomatoes I used were no salt added, so maybe that helped a little on the sodium. I picked fresh basil from my window herb box and it was a wonderful addition. I'll definitely double it next time as my husband and I ate the whole recipe ourselves! I'll also increase the pasta a little next time, but it was very good as is.

  • carolfitz Posted: 05/12/09
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    Pretty good, quick soup base. To the sausage added 1/2 onion and 2 cloves garlic, chopped & cooked til done. Added 1tsp chopped fresh oregano with the spinach. Have used ditalini, which gives a sorta traditional Italian twist. Also tri-color fiori. Easy weekday supper.

  • Erica8 Posted: 12/07/10
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    I absolutely love this soup! It is so easy, and the flavor is outstanding. I added a can of cannellini beans for some added fiber. I also threw in a rind of parm-reg while the soup was simmering, and it added a great salty flavor. This soup tastes great several days after cooking, and I look forward to eating it all week long!

  • ElizabethBook Posted: 10/21/09
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    delicious!!! what a great, simple recipe for a fall night. i took another reviewer's suggestion and substituted cannelinni beans for the pasta. i think i made the right choice! the beans add a great texture to the rest of the soup.

  • jupett Posted: 10/09/09
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    Great weeknight recipe. Easy, fast and very tasty.

  • goodeatsgirl Posted: 01/07/09
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    OMG! This recipe was amazing! It was so easy and took little time from prep to table! This recipe is a KEEPER! I went to purchase turkey and the store was out so I got a low-fat (and lean) pork HOT Italian sausage that worked great. It has a little bite but is not hot. I doubled the recipe and added the parmesan cheese to the liquid to give it a little thickening and it added a nice robust flavor. You will dazzle friends or family with this one! Don't forget the crusty bread! Yum! Bon appetit!

  • No Longer Registered Posted: 09/30/10
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    This is a quick soup and easy to make. When I have more time I saute 1 chopped onion, carrot, and celery stalk for about 5 minutes after browning the sausage, and then add about 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and saute for an additional 1 minute before adding the rest of the ingredients. Great fall/winter fare!

  • jess20 Posted: 01/16/09
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    This was soooooo good and very easy. I added some scallions for a little extra kick and it was wonderful! I will make this again and often.

  • JennySmith Posted: 09/25/10
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    This soup comes together incredibly quickly with little to no work. I followed the recipe pretty closely, although I now realize that I used a can of plain diced tomatoes, not one with the garlic, basil & oregano, and I also added a few more shells (3/4 c. total). I also used hot turkey italian sausage, because I was looking for the soup to be a little spicier. All in all, I thought that this soup was very tasty and I would definitely make it again. I would have some changes: I know this is a CL recipe, but I might consider adding real italian sausage because the sausage I bought seemed very bland and tough. I also would either buy a can of the fancy tomatoes, OR just add a bit of garlic, basil & oregano, as I felt that the soup needed a little bit more seasoning. I thought that the basil and the parmesan on top was delicious! I served the soup with some toasted french bread with butter.

  • ConniefromPA Posted: 12/19/09
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    My husband and I loved this soup, it's very easy ,but we are worried about sodium too, where is it coming from, the sausage, maybe, can't see anything else

  • EPMaxwell Posted: 10/26/09
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    This is fantastic and so easy to do. My husband devoured it, so I'll have to make more with the remaining sausage in the fridge this week. I served with a crusty rosemary&olive oil bread I found at local store. I have already recommended it to friends, and I would surely make for company. Enjoy!

  • mamita Posted: 10/16/09
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    Wonderful homemade soup! Surprisingly easy but tastes like a lot of time went into making it. This soup has a great tomato broth flavor and is so hearty! Definitely a meal in itself. I ended up adding more broth (maybe 1 1/2c more) because it was so hearty and a little slight on the broth. I used plain diced canned tomatoes (had on hand) and then added dried basil, oregano and garlic. I used elbow macaroni rather than shell as I needed to use up the box, omitted fresh basil (I didn't have but would have been great with) and topped with fresh grated romano cheese. My picky husband loved it and we were full with just 1 bowl. Great recipe-must try!

  • juillet4paris Posted: 11/10/09
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    This is definitely a recipe that I will be making again. Everyone loved it, hubby and a picky 3yr old.

  • Mikala Posted: 05/19/10
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    Delish! Easy to prepare - quick and easy! I added extra broth and pasta and it turned out wonderfully. Would definitely make again and again. A must try.

  • Bethany626 Posted: 10/28/09
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    The whole family loved this. I doubled the recipe, added an extra 2Cups of chicken broth and some extra noodles, then froze half for another day. It is wonderful. Have already made it twice.

  • 3doglife Posted: 11/12/09
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    Totally agree with others...this was so easy! I added sauteed onions and carrots, used jalapeno/monterey jack chicken sausage in slices and doubled the recipe (I can italian diced, 1 can tomato sauce). Sprinkle with fresh parmesan. Even better the next day, great to bring to work for lunch! Didn't try it but the addition of beans would be delicious.

  • Cleaneater Posted: 11/30/09
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    This recipe has a lot of sodium in it. Over 1,000 mg is a person's daily intake of sodium. Other than that, sounds like it has potential. There has to be a way to bring down the sodium.

  • smags1976 Posted: 12/17/09
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    This recipe is delicious, easy and inexpensive! We love it in our house!

  • Carolinabev Posted: 11/03/10
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    One of the best soups I have ever prepared! Definitely will make again. :D

  • JKL137 Posted: 02/15/11
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    I have made this multiple times and it always turns out great. Very easy to make. I make it using gluten free pasta and no one can tell the difference.

  • artgirl222 Posted: 03/08/11
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    i ended up using hot italian sausage and I changed the pasta to northern beans. added zuccini, white onion, italian parsley, chili powder, a clove of garlic, and used fresh tomatoes instead of canned. fresh tomatoes will cut the sodium down drastically. it was delicious but still too salty. its got to be the canned broth..

  • luavery Posted: 02/03/11
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    This is by far one of the best recipes I've ever made! It's hearty, yet healthy. My husband AND 3 year old son both enjoyed it. The only change I would make next time would be to add a bit more broth, but not too much.

  • SpokaneWA Posted: 04/08/11
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    This soup was a huge hit at my dinner party - gone to the last drop. I didn't have spinach so I used black kale, ribs removed and I had fire roasted tomatos so I added my own oregano and basil. Every single guest asked for the recipe!

  • Humarock Posted: 09/28/11
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    FABULOUS! My husband loves this and was surprised how good it was! Thanks for sharing! This will be a GREAT winter soup!

  • PinkLadyLA Posted: 12/01/11
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    This soup is so delicious and yet also easy and quick to make. Perfect for a quick meal after work. I doubled the broth like other reviewers suggested and thought it was the perfect amount. I served this with chive buttermilk biscuits. I usually have to coax a critique out of my boyfriend when it comes to my cooking but not with this. He loved it too.

  • NoraB11 Posted: 10/27/11
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    Excellent! I took the suggestions of some others and added kale, cannellini beans and potatoes. Yum!

  • osheace Posted: 12/06/11
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    Love it! Easy to make & tasty.

  • VickiJames Posted: 01/12/12
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    Super quick, easy, and delicious. I used hot Italian chicken sausage available at Whole Foods. This will become a "go to" weeknight recipe.

  • JasonBurn Posted: 02/25/12
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    So easy and yummy! I added frozen collards instead of spinach. Leftovers were even better.

  • ttsholland Posted: 05/10/12
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    Excellent, I just put the spinach in the bowl and pour the hot soup on top, that way the soup can be reheated (without the spinach being in it already and going to mush)

  • JennHalt Posted: 01/24/13
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    This is one of the best fast, easy and nutritious "every day" meals I have come across in a long time. I used the hot turkey sausage because I love it spicy and it was perfect. My husband is not a soup kind of guy but we ate the entire pot and he asked me when I was making it again...the answer was "often"!!! Don't hesitate - MAKE THIS SOUP!!!

  • daneanp Posted: 03/05/12
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    This is a good, hearty soup. I usually make a double batch and saute onion slices and a little garlic salt along with the turkey sausage in the first step. Pepper flakes are a nice touch too.

  • erikisst Posted: 06/22/13
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    This is sooooo easy to make. It is so perfect served with some crusty bread. It is one of the best things I make during the week. The flavor is amazing and surprising considering how few ingredients it has and how fast it comes together.

  • ljp9801 Posted: 09/05/12
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    So yummy! One of our favs!

  • LynnAW08 Posted: 10/21/12
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    This is a winner!

  • btrfly23 Posted: 01/03/14
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    This soup was so good! It was very easy to make and the flavors blended together well. I followed the exact recipe, except the can of diced tomatoes was with no salt added. Delicious! The boy liked it too :)

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