Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a hearty soup that can be put together quickly. If you want to make it in advance, put it together through step 5. The next day, it will be easy to lift off and discard fat, bring it to a boil and continue on with adding the pasta. This can be easily halved for a smaller group.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove casings from sausages and put them in 8-quart stock pot over medium-high heat. Cook them, stirring often and breaking them apart until browned and crumbly, 8 to 10 minutes. Spoon out and discard all but about 1 tablespoon of the fat from pan.
  2. Add carrots, onion, and garlic; stir often until onion is limp, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add broth, tomatoes with their juice, beans, and basil. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add pasta, reduce heat and summer, with cover on, stirring occasionally until pasta is just tender to bite, about 10 minutes. Skim and discard fat.
  5. Stir in spinach and cook just until it is wilted, about 30 seconds. Add salt and pepper to taste. Offer parmesan cheese to sprinkle over top to taste.
Most Helpful

This is great! And, it's so easy you can make adjustments as needed. Everyone I've served it to loves it and asks for the recipe. I use a little less broth because I like more "stuff." I use whatever kind of stock/broth I have on hand. I omit the beans and add an extra cup or so of noodles. This is even better the second or third day, and it freezes really well. Enjoy!

toniaurilio January 26, 2011

I just made this tonight. I thought it was very good and will definitely make this again. Did not change anything.

karen510 January 27, 2015