Italian Tomato Sausage Soup


November 3, 2014 | 5 comments

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Fall has definitely landed – and I ‘m in a total nesting phase.  I’ve recently done an entire closet purge and several decor updates throughout the house – which I will share over the next few weeks.

One of the signs I’m nesting is my sudden love of soups.  If you ask the Mister, he’d tell you I’m not a soup lover.  He knows because he is a HUGE soup fan and every time he suggests soup he gets the big ol’ negative head-shake from me :).  But lately, whenever I’m looking for a recipe I more often than not land on something soupy.

To use up some spicy sausage meatballs recently, I went browsing and landed on  Aggie’s Kitchen recipe for Italian Orzo Soup with Sausage Meatballs, Spinach and Tomato.  Since we are avoiding carbs and are only two, I modified the recipe to remove the orzo.  Here’s were we ended up:

Italian Tomato Spinach Sausage Soup

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 chopped celery stalk
  • 2 cups chicken broth (I only had veggie broth, so used that)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 frozen spinach nuggets
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • Sale & Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb fresh Spicy Italian Sausage (3 sausages)

What you do:

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat and add onions, garlic and celery. Saute for 2-3 minutes until all starts to soften.
  2. Add tomatoes, chicken stock, water, frozen spinach, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  3. Meanwhile, open up the sausages and roll into small bite-sized meatballs.
  4. Add sausage meatballs. Bring to another boil then let simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust.
  6. Serve with fresh Parmesan cheese.

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The spicy sausage gave the soup a little zing.  If you don’t want zing, choose a non-spicy sausage.  We had enough soup for a total of 4 large servings.  The recipe can be easily doubled for a larger batch which would freeze nicely.  Also, if you use Gluten-Free sausage, this is totally a GF recipe!

Now, go get your soup on!


 
 
 

5 responses to “Italian Tomato Sausage Soup”

  1. We’re into the Fall/Winter comfort food options, too, and soup is also one of my hubby’s go-to suggestions. We both really like spicy soups, so this recipe is my next Pin! Thanks so much for sharing it with us Donna!

  2. Terri says:

    I love soups for this time of the year

  3. Your soup looks good, thanks and happy nesting!

  4. Lisa Goulet says:

    Sounds delicious Donna! I have never heard of spinach nuggets, are they in the frozen section?

    • Donna says:

      Yes Lisa, they are in the frozen section. Basically they are ice-cubes of spinach. I use them often to add to omelettes, soup, sauces, etc… Very handy!

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