Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr
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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews


June 12, 2016
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.

July 24, 2015
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.

Great Soup

March 01, 2016
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!


September 27, 2015
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.

Lynn M

May 19, 2015
Sooooooo good!! My husband loves to cook and he loved this. He just doesn't know how easy it is to make!! Fantastic!!!

TMerlie19's Review

October 15, 2014
Love this! The best part is how easy it is!

btrfly23's Review

January 03, 2014
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 :)

erikisst's Review

June 22, 2013
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.

kellynv8's Review

May 08, 2013

JennHalt's Review

January 24, 2013
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!!!