Sausage and Spinach Soup

  • janisls Posted: 03/10/09
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    I really loved this. Made a great lunch. I did change the spices to dried and halved the amounts of them, but other than that I followed it exactly. A keeper for sure.

  • carolfitz Posted: 11/30/10
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    Followed recipe proportions except for almost doubling the broth. Used all fresh ingredients -- why does CL specify fresh herbs but bottled garlic and pre-chopped onion? While the sausage browned, microwaved onion & garlic in some broth til soft. Used petite-diced tomatoes and subbed broth for water. Served with ciabbatta sticks & chopped romaine salad.

  • litgourmet Posted: 02/27/09
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    For a 15-minute soup, this is pretty good. It doesn't have the depth of flavor you'd get from something more complex, but for a weeknight, it's a quick way to have something that is filling and tastes pretty good.

  • KellyMarie Posted: 11/11/08
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    I thought that this was a great, easy, satisfing dinner for a week night. I added an additional can of chicken broth and will add more spinach next time. I had enough for left overs and will look forward to having it again for lunch tomorrow.

  • nikinal Posted: 11/20/08
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    we love this soup. it is fantastic. great flavor, super easy and quick. we used just mild chicken sausage and it was still great. may even experiment with different sausages. love the fresh spinach. yum!

  • rrican Posted: 10/02/09
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    This recipe was sooo easy to make, quick, and perfect for both weekdays or special ocassions since it is so colorful. I made it with 3 turkey sausage links (~12oz), a bigger Progresso can of beans, and a 16 oz carton of broth. I also added some pepper per previous reviews and used regular stewed tomatoes (not orgnanic). I served it with a baguette and it was just DELICIOUS! It made enough for two (we each went for seconds) and next day leftovers, which my husband took since he loved it (and he's nota soup person!)

  • Katelaine Posted: 05/13/10
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    This was excellent! I added about a cup and a half of al dente pasta (Orecchiette), which made it heartier without adding too many calories. The flavors were so good for such a simple recipe!

  • iluvfridays Posted: 10/27/09
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    We LOVE this soup! It is by far the easiest and best tasting soup I've ever made. It takes no time at all to make. Occasionally I throw in a package of frozen tortellinis and it makes it a hearty soup. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my friends and I do!

  • NancyNancy Posted: 01/25/09
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    I love this soup. I've made it many times, and it always turns out great.

  • Foodie25 Posted: 11/29/09
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    This is my go to soup. It's fast, easy, healthy and delicious. I'm making it now and this time I'm trying it with swiss chard instead of spinach. Love, love, love this soup!

  • Oliviosis02 Posted: 02/25/10
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    This is my husband's favorite dinner now! I've made several times in the last few months because he keeps requesting it! I use kale instead of spinach because I like how it stays crisp over time and I add several more cloves of garlic but other than that, I follow the recipe exactly and its wonderful! Great leftovers!

  • MorganSD Posted: 03/04/09
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    It was so quick and amazing! I added a sliced zucchini when I added the water (next time I will add two) I also added a bit more broth and spinach. I also used hot turkey sausage. I will make this again FOR SURE! So tastey and filling...can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow at work

  • davidslori Posted: 07/22/10
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    What a great recipe to serve! I used cranberry beans in this recipe and they went well as a substitute!! I sauteed onions and added some zucchini, kept the chicken sausage in its casing (but halved), then added spinach til almost wilted before adding garlic + rest of ingredients. Everyone loved the soup.

  • illinicheme Posted: 04/11/09
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    This was a delicious, simple, and nutritious soup. I used hot turkey sausage, fresh garlic, and some Italian herb squeeze paste instead of the fresh, but otherwise followed the recipe. I'll definitely be adding this soup to the regular rotation. My husband devoured it without adding copious amounts of Tabasco sauce! That's a rare occurrence in our household.

  • stormydogblue Posted: 10/13/10
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    I've been making this since it came out in Cooking Light in 07, an excellent and flavorful soup. I use the dried herbs, and fresh parm can replace the romano if needed.

  • carolineinge Posted: 10/08/09
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    This was amazingly delicious and easy!! You basically just dump it in a pot and it comes out perfect! I used Italian seasoned tomatoes instead of regular. I squeezed 5 servings out of it instead of one and froze 4 of them. I will definitely make this again. This is the best soup I've ever made!

  • katiesmith Posted: 10/28/09
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    Easy and delicious! I've made it several times, but this time I used a turkey kielbasa, red and yellow onions and dried basil/oregano. I really like using the kielbasa more and would suggest others do the same as the flavor is much better. This has become a staple for and easy, flavorful dinner!

  • TJPatton Posted: 11/27/09
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    Almost 4 stars...but I love this recipe for an everyday meal that is quick and tasty. I make it several times a month and always a double recipe. I prefer it with spicy Italian turkey sausage though.

  • MeMyselfAndPie Posted: 04/23/10
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    This is one GREAT soup recipe. I can't believe how fantastic it was! Plus, it's simple, healthy and quick. It doesn't taste light, either. I served it with a little toasted french bread. (seriously, go make this!) Step-by-step photos on my blog: http://me-myself-and-pie.blogspot.com/2010/04/sausage-spinach-soup.html

  • krzydiamn Posted: 01/24/11
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    This was excellent. Also added zucchini to it.

  • alayne22 Posted: 10/26/10
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    I made this last night and thought it was worthy of 3 stars; quite tasty for how easy it was, but nothing outstanding. However, I just had the leftovers and WOW. The leftovers were a definite 5 star. It's definitely a dish that gets more flavorful as it sits. I'm giving it an average of 4 rating given the "ho hum" of last night, but I suspect giving it more time to simmer on the stove in the future would make it a solid 5 star recipe. A couple variations... - used chicken sausage instead of turkey since that's what I had on hand - added a couple dashes of red pepper flakes (husband loves a little spice) - used kale instead of spinach. I HIGHLY recommend this substitution. It's extremely good for you, and while kale is a bit chewy for most preparations, it works perfectly in a soup where it breaks down a bit.

  • Nicolethechef Posted: 06/12/11
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    even my picky-picky kids will eat this! (minus the kidney beans)

  • PinkLadyLA Posted: 10/24/11
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    loved this! I used dried spices and it tasted great. I made garlic cheese biscuits to accompany the meal. I will make this over and over. So yummy.

  • smore154 Posted: 10/21/11
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    This is an extremely fast soup to make, and it comes out great everytime. I have made it several times now and have found that both my husband and I like this better with sweet onions, kidney beans and diced tomatoes. The stewed gave it more of a "pizza sauce" type of taste. I've used this with fresh and dried herbs and actually prefer the dried. Overall, this is a soup I will continue to make- and it's one of my husbands favorite dinners- which surprised me!

  • CollegeChef Posted: 11/07/11
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    Easy and delicious! I used frozen spinach and dried herbs and it still came out great- my roommates gave it a great review as well!

  • meg0524 Posted: 02/26/12
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    A very tasty and healthy soup. I will definitely make this again.

  • Schmatterson8 Posted: 01/29/12
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    One of my favorite soups! We use diced tomatoes because we don't like them to be so big. A great dinner when paired with a baguette.

  • LUVSML Posted: 03/05/12
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    This soup was delicious and simple to make. I subbed kale for spinach as another reviewer suggested and also added some tabasco. I used dried herbs and don't think fresh herbs are needed. It was a hearty soup that feels like a meal especially when served with crusty bread. I will definitely make it again and would gladly serve to others.

  • merrysanchz Posted: 08/27/12
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    Delish! I used hot sausage and added a chopped chipotle pepper for a spicy kick. This is definitely going to be a go-to for cooler weather. It would be good with a small size pasta added too.

  • Moniac Posted: 11/10/12
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    Great soup! Quick & easy and when made with fresh herbs, definitely worthy for company.

  • RailGrl Posted: 12/27/12
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    I really enjoyed this soup. I have made it twice now and it has even impressed my guests. It was just as delicious from the freezer. I used dried italian seasonings and it was great - it would be truly fantastic with fresh herbs. I love the fact that the recipe isn't too large - it really does make four servings, so if you are looking for left-overs to freeze be sure to double up.

  • Pogogirl Posted: 03/15/14
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    Very good. Will definitely make again.

  • ChefKiki Posted: 01/19/14
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    So simple and delicious! Used hot chicken sausage but kept everything else the same.

  • wendlin Posted: 11/19/13
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    Very easy recipe to follow and make. Amazing taste, everyone loves this soup! Definitely one to hang onto and make again.

  • kmeida26 Posted: 06/06/14
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    Tasted it right after it was cooked, tasted sort of bland... but the next day all the flavors blended well. Easy to make, simple ingredients, would make again. I used fresh onions, dried herbs and no romano cheese.

  • gcatkids Posted: 02/09/14
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    Very good prepared as written. Extremely fast to put together,just not very filling.

  • NancySF Posted: 11/25/13
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    I used fresh onions and garlic but did not have fresh hearbs; substituted kale for spinach, since that's what we had in the house, and added some noodles at the last minute. wonderful on a cold night.

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