My DD found this in a recent issue of Taste of Home Healthy Cooking and made it for dinner. Although she subbed a combo of hot and mild sausage for the turkey links, it turned was great! Paired with Italian bread this was a filling and hearty soup, especially good on this raw, rainy Sunday night.
There are a few similar recipes like this on Zaar, but none as quick and easy and made with only 5 ingredients! Served with either mashed potatoes or noodles and a veggie, this is my DD's favorite meal. I always make it for her when she comes home from college. (Note: for seasonings I always add some freshly ground black pepper and a dash of worcestershire sauce. Since I think the saltines add enough salt, I never put any in.)
My DH had surprised me by making pasta and white clam sauce one night. However, he used all hot sausage in it and my girls do NOT eat hot sausage! After they picked out all of the pasta and clams (and went back to college), I was left with about a pound of left-over hot sausage. This soup is how I used it up with ingredients I had on hand. My DH loved it and I am posting it here so that I can make it again for him. (Serving size and cook time is approximate)
This recipe from the Oct./Nov. 2006 TOH is a little different from the others I see listed. I think the addition of cheese and apples make it an interesting combo. Although I haven't tried it yet, I think it's a perfect addition to my "Cooking for 2" cookbook.