Recipe by Maura666
This recipe originally came from a book that's now lost somewhere... I've made a few adjustments for my personal taste. I don't usually like bell peppers all that much, but love this recipe -- hearty, quite healthy, and works wonderfully all year 'round! Find a local farmers' market for the freshest (and cheapest) bell peppers!
Top Review by sonya42
Ihave been making this soup for years, my sis turned me on to it. I love it and so does my family. It' awesome on a cool Fall day or winter.With a good loaf of Itailian bread, yummmm. I also put in plum tomatos.
- 1 lb sweet Italian turkey sausage
- 3 1⁄2 cups chicken broth
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 2 red bell peppers (seeded & chopped)
- 2 green bell peppers (seeded & chopped)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 3 cups water
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1⁄2 cup tiny pasta (i.e. orzo or alphabet pasta)
Directions See How It's Made
- Poke the sausage with a fork in several places, to keep them from exploding.
- Spray your skillet with cooking spray.
- Add sausage, and a little water.
- Cook over medium-high heat until sausages are browned, turning occasionally.
- (This will take about 15 minutes.) When they are finished, transfer sausages to a plate and allow them to cool.
- In a soup pot, combine 2 cups of broth, the onion, the peppers, and garlic.
- Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
- Cover and allow this to simmer about 30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.
- Remove the casings from the sausages, and slice the sausages into thin round slices.
- Add them to the pot.
- Add the remaining broth, water, oregano, boullion cubes, and pepper.
- Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
- Add the pasta and simmer until the pasta is cooked, about 10 minutes.
- Ladle into soup bowls and enjoy!