Italian Sausage Minestrone

Italian Sausage Minestrone

 

 

Italian Sausage Minestrone

(adapted from Taste Of Home Magazine October 2011)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb Italian mild sausage
  • 1 large carrot, finely diced
  • 1 celery rib, finely diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes (I love the Hunt’s brand!)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 box small pasta (I used elbows)

Directions:

  • In a large pot, cook sausage over medium-heat until no longer pink (about 8 minutes). Drain sausage in a colander and set aside.
  • In the same pot, sauté onions, celery, carrot, and garlic in olive oil until tender (at least five minutes).
  • Add sausage, broth, water, beans, and tomatoes and stir to combine. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta and drain. When soup is done, add pasta and simmer for 1 more minute… Enjoy!
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