Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rainy Day Recipe

Its gloomy, rainy and I think a good day for a nice bowl of soup for supper.  Just found this recipe at All Recipes  Italian Sausage Soup II Recipe - Allrecipes.com and I think this fills the order of the day.  Easy enough to be tossed together when I get home late this afternoon and filling and warming.  Add a nice salad, crusty italian bread, maybe a chocolate pudding for dessert and I'll call it a done deal!

Italian Sausage Soup II

Rated:   Five Stars
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour Ready In: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Servings: 8


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups sliced carrots
1 stalk celery with leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1 (14.5 ounce) can canned diced tomatoes
5 cups chicken broth
1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1 cup uncooked pasta shells


1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage until evenly browned, and break into pieces. Stir in the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, basil, rosemary, red pepper, and sage. Continue cooking 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Mix in tomatoes, and cook until heated through. Stir in the broth and beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.

2. Stir pasta into soup, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until pasta is al dente.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 376 Amount Per Serving, Total Fat: 22.2g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 1349mg

Amount Per Serving
Total Carbs: 28g
Dietary Fiber: 5.9g
Protein: 15g

Addendum:  had the leftovers for lunch, it was even better the second day.  Its a keeper.

Have a good day.


  1. sounds good, I love soup on a cool damp day..and they are easy peasy...too..:)

  2. The soup recipe sounds really good, I'll have to give it a try. Hope you have a great day! :-)

  3. Sounds real good. Don't have the Italian Sausage though so I think I'll make goulash instead. Thanks for the idea!

  4. Soup is my favorite meal. Nothing beats a great bowl of soup with some crusty bread. This looks like a tasty recipe, thanks for sharing.

  5. Love soup with Italian Crusty bread, this one sounds so comforting :))

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  7. Glor, I made this for dinner last night and it was so good! I substituted Jenny O Turkey Sausages and it was delicious. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with us! :)

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  9. I've made a similar recipe and it was delicious.
    I make up big batches of soup and then freeze them individually in freezer bags. That way, you can easily heat them up for a quick mug of goodness.

  10. sounds yummy! i'll have to give it a try! susan