this recipe is absolutely awesome! I added onions and minced garlic and I used spicy Italian sausage slices instead of ground. I seared the slices of sausage in the frying pan and that gave it a nice char and added to the flavor and texture so well.
Made this last nite and it was so delicious, I already shared it with a family member and can't wait to eat the leftover.
I made some minor tweaks; used Mild Hot Turkey Sausage which I sauteed with Onions and Garlic while I browned the sausage.
I also found I like it with a bit more tomato and chicken broth; I used both in Low Sodium to help decrease the Sodium Content and my Diced Tomatoes were plain and I added my own seasonings, as I don't eat Oregano.
It was wonderful!
I'm a fan of getting great taste with few ingredients and a quick prep. I doubled the recipe and froze some for later. Sauteed some onions with the sausage. It was great with spicy chicken Italian sausage. I added an extra can of broth based on previous reviews, but I don't think it needed it.
You do realize that you almost literally changed all of the ingredients in this recipe. This review cannot possibly relate to the dish properly and should have been posted as a new dish. Rating the dish posted upon the modifications made is doing the creator of the dish a disservice.
Sooooooo good!! My husband loves to cook and he loved this. He just doesn't know how easy it is to make!! Fantastic!!!
Love this! The best part is how easy it is!
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 :)
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.
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!!!
This is a winner!
So yummy! One of our favs!
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)
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.
So easy and yummy! I added frozen collards instead of spinach. Leftovers were even better.
Super quick, easy, and delicious. I used hot Italian chicken sausage available at Whole Foods. This will become a "go to" weeknight recipe.
Love it! Easy to make & tasty.
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.
Excellent! I took the suggestions of some others and added kale, cannellini beans and potatoes. Yum!
FABULOUS! My husband loves this and was surprised how good it was! Thanks for sharing! This will be a GREAT winter soup!
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!
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..
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.
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.
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!
One of the best soups I have ever prepared! Definitely will make again. :D
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
This recipe is delicious, easy and inexpensive! We love it in our house!
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.
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.
This is definitely a recipe that I will be making again. Everyone loved it, hubby and a picky 3yr old.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Great weeknight recipe. Easy, fast and very tasty.
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.
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.
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!