Sausage Minestrone Soup

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Michelle K.: "Very good! I did not add potatoes and swapped the…" Read More
17Ingredients
100Minutes
460Calories

Description

Minestrone is a thick and hearty Italian-style soup made with a variety of colorful vegetables and your choice of beans, pasta or rice. Historically, making minestrone is something you would do at the end of the week for the purpose of using vegetables that were leftover from the previous days. That’s something we don’t really need to do these days since it’s so easy to get fresh vegetables from the supermarket. But if you order minestrone soup at a restaurant on a Sunday or Monday, you may be helping the chef keep costs down because it’s a way to use leftover vegetables that accumulated over the week…

Minestrone is a really versatile soup. You can make a vegan or vegetarian version using vegetable broth and lentils, kidney, or white beans. Alternatively, you can make a soup with a chicken broth base, chunks of chicken, beef or sausage.

For our sausage minestrone soup, we used Aidells smoked Italian-style chicken sausage, which is made with roasted garlic, basil, and mozzarella cheese. The links are hand-stuffed in casings and then slow-cooked over hardwood chips.

Aidells also has handcrafted, Mediterranean-accented smoked chicken sausage in two varieties: Artichoke and Garlic and organic Spinach and Feta. Aidells Sun-Dried Tomato smoked chicken sausage with Mozzarella Cheese has sweet basil and garlic. Chorizo double-smoked chicken sausage links are richly flavored with paprika, garlic, and other Spanish accents.

Before serving your homemade sausage minestrone soup, garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 celery stalk (diced)
  • 1 carrot (diced)
  • 1 zucchini (diced)
  • 2 boiling potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 30 ounces chopped tomatoes (2 cans)
  • 2 cups shredded kale (or chard)
  • 15 ounces white beans (rinsed and drained, 1 can)
  • 1/2 cup small shell pasta
  • 1 package Aidells® Smoked Chicken Sausage, Italian Style with Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • salt (to taste)
  • freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese (for garnish)
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    Directions

    1. In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery, carrot, zucchini and potatoes and cook, stirring until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the stock and tomatoes and bring to simmer.
    2. Simmer until the vegetables are almost cooked through, about 10 minutes.
    3. Add the kale or chard, beans and pasta and simmer until the pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.
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    NutritionView More

    460Calories
    Sodium33% DV780mg
    Fat18% DV12g
    Protein47% DV24g
    Carbs22% DV65g
    Fiber44% DV11g
    Calories460Calories from Fat110
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat12g18%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol15mg5%
    Sodium780mg33%
    Potassium1810mg52%
    Protein24g47%
    Calories from Fat110
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate65g22%
    Dietary Fiber11g44%
    Sugars17g34%
    Vitamin A90%
    Vitamin C80%
    Calcium25%
    Iron25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(5)

    Michelle K. 7 days ago
    Very good! I did not add potatoes and swapped the kale for spinach. Great flavors and took less time to make than I thought.
    Vespalec 16 days ago
    It turned out great. The parm made the soup I would make this again
    Todd Lemas 21 days ago
    Super easy and tastes great! Will make again!
    tracy beaudette 2 months ago
    Turned out very good and a very easy recipe to follow. I will be making this again!!
    kara fox 2 months ago
    It was really good! Not too hard to make, just took a bit of time to prep. Will be making this again heading into the old season. I needed to print out the recipe though and that wasn’t available.

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