Minestrone Soup With Sausage

Recipe by House

Delicious twist on a classic soup. Found in Penzeys Harvest 2006 catalogue.

Top Review by smith.diane805

Finally a recipe with Italian Sausage. I lost my favorite minestrone soup recipe,but this is very close to mine. I happen to love kidney beans so I use those. Kidney beans are the most nutritious of all beans. I also use broken vermicelli instead of macaroni.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large, nonstick skillet, brown sausage over medium heat 5-7 minutes, stirring.
  2. frequently.
  3. When it is browned on all sides, set aside to drain on paper towels.
  4. In a soup pot, cook the onion in the olive oil over medium heat until soft, about.
  5. five minutes.
  6. Add the tomatos, cabbage, garlic, basil, pepper, bay leaves and parsley. Stir.
  7. to combine.
  8. Add the beef base, water and cooked sausage.
  9. Simmer for 30 minutes over medium low heat, then raise heat to high to bring
  10. to a boil.
  11. Add the dry pasta and white beans.
  12. Cook until the pasta is done, about 10-12 minutes.
  13. Serve, or reduce heat to low and simmer until ready to eat.
  14. Serve each bowl topped with grated Romano or Parmesan cheese.

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