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    Spicy Minestrone With Sausage

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hrs

    Sassy Cassie's Note:

    This is a recipe that I got from my mother. I think that she got it from a mag. or newspaper some time ago. This is a good winter warm up soup! It has a little spice, not too much though. Enjoy!! A few step savers: You can use frozen diced onion and green peppers. Use bouillon cubes and water for beef stock. Use crushed garlic in a jar.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cut sausage into pieces.
    2. 2
      Chop onion.
    3. 3
      Mince garlic.
    4. 4
      Dice potato and bell pepper.
    5. 5
      Cut zucchini in quarters lengthwise and then slice.
    6. 6
      Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium heat.
    7. 7
      Cook sausage until browned, about 10 minutes.
    8. 8
      Drain on paper towels, saving 1 tbs fat.
    9. 9
      Cook onion, garlic, potato and bell pepper in fat and cook for 5 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add sausage, tomatoes with their liquid, herbs, spices, pepper flakes, salt & pepper to taste and stock.
    11. 11
      Bring to a boil.
    12. 12
      Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until potato is tender, about 30 minutes.
    13. 13
      Stir in kidney beans with their liquid, zucchini and pasta and simmer until pasta is tender, about 20 minutes.
    14. 14
      Taste for seasoning and add salt & pepper if needed.
    15. 15
      Pass cheese with the soup and let guests help themselves.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 29, 2010

      55

      This is the greatest minestrone soup. I have made it 2 times and it is wonderful. So full of flavor and a little kick with the hot Italian sausage. This soup will be part of our diets for years to come.
      Love it. Easy to make and very filling.

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    • on February 01, 2007

      55

      This is a great soup! Thanks for the posting.

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    • on March 13, 2005

      55

      I have tried a lot of different minestrone recipes, and this is probably the best of them all. The fennel adds a nice little kick without overpowering, and the flavors blend beautifully. I used homemade turkey stock instead of beef and an Italian chicken sausage. Also a red bell pepper instead of green. Fabulous comfort food! Thank you so much for sharing it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Minestrone With Sausage

    Serving Size: 1 (626 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 550.6
     
    Calories from Fat 228
    41%
    Total Fat 25.4 g
    39%
    Saturated Fat 9.1 g
    45%
    Cholesterol 50.4 mg
    16%
    Sodium 2125.2 mg
    88%
    Total Carbohydrate 53.0 g
    17%
    Dietary Fiber 8.7 g
    35%
    Sugars 10.4 g
    41%
    Protein 29.1 g
    58%

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