Hearty Minestrone

Hearty Minestrone Recipe
With a soup this rich and hearty, you won’t need a sandwich!



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Johnsonville Sausage

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 40 Minutes


1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville Italian Hot Sausage Links, casings removed
1 medium sweet red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
4 cups beef broth
2 cups uncooked small shell pasta
1 can (15.5 ounces) Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 cup red wine
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, cook sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink and lightly brown.  Add red bell pepper, onion and celery; cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.  Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until pasta is tender.  Serve.


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