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Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup

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You can plan on this to be your signature dish with your friends and family.  Guests to beg for the recipe! It’s that good, and fast, too! Keep this handy to see you through cold winter days.

italian-vegetable-soup

Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup

Prepare for this to become your signature dish and for your guests to beg for the recipe! It's that good, and fast, too! It's a keeper to see you through cold winter days.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 300kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian sweet sausage, See NOTE 1
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 cans beef broth, 14.5 oz size cans
  • 1 can Italian-style stewed tomatoes 14.5 oz size can
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 can great northern beans, undrained 14.5 oz size can
  • 2 small zucchini, cubed
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, packed, rinsed and torn into small pieces
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

  • In a large pot, brown sausage with garlic.
  • Stir in broth, tomatoes and carrots. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Stir in beans with liquid, and cubed zucchini.
  • Cover, and simmer another 15 minutes, or until zucchini is tender
  • Remove from heat, add spinach. Replace lid allowing the heat from the soup to cook the spinach leaves for just 2 or 3 minutes so the spinach remains green and slightly firm.
  • Soup is ready to serve and wasn’t that quick!

Notes

1. Can substitute hot Italian sausage, if preferred. 
2. Turkey Italian sausage is a great alternative in this recipe, too.
3. Cannellini beans are a fine substitute for great northern beans, if that is  what you have on hand. 

Nutrition

Serving: 14ounces | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1026mg | Potassium: 823mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3705IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 3mg
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