This was perfect for lunch on a chilly summer day. I know two sausages would have been plenty, but I had six, so used them all. A French friend once told me that Australian stock cubes are not as strong as European ones, so I used four cubes instead of just two. That's probably why my soup looked a lot darker than yours. I was out of shell pasta, so substituted small spirals. This was super easy to make and everyone at lunch loved it. Thanks so much for posting.