Italian Country Soup

Italian Country Soup created by Leopard Apron

This is a hearty soup with lots of flavor and pretty colors. Serve with freshly grated good quality Parmesan cheese and a crusty slice of bread....delicious and perfect for a cold winter's evening!

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  • In large pot, heat oil then butter over medium heat. Add onion, thyme, Italian seasoning and bay leaf. Meanwhile, while onion is cooking, in small skillet, brown crumbled Italian sausage and set aside.Cook until onion is translucent, then add garlic and cook until fragrant, add white wine and cook until liquid is nearly gone. Add browned sausage to onion mixture and cook for a few minutes to blend.
  • Add broth, tomatoes and frozen spinach. Bring to slow boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up spinach. Rinse and drain canned beans and add to pot. Add parsley, salt, pepper and pasta. Cook until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Adjust seasoning as needed, ladle into soup bowls and garnish with cheese.
  • You can add a little more broth or water to adjust "soupiness" to your liking - I like mine more chunky!
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  1. jesskate
    I added about 1 to 2 cups of the pasta I had on hand, I also added more liquid. My family gave this receipe 4 stars
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  2. Leopard Apron
    Italian Country Soup Created by Leopard Apron
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  3. PatsyC
    The recipe is incomplete. The ingredient list does not include pasta but the directions do. I am not sure what pasta it is calling for or how much so I guess I will make it without or guess.
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  4. Leopard Apron
    This is a hearty soup with lots of flavor and pretty colors. Serve with freshly grated good quality Parmesan cheese and a crusty slice of bread....delicious and perfect for a cold winter's evening!
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