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Hearty Italian Soup

 Hearty Italian Soup
Macaroni and Italian sausage makes this tomato-veggie soup thick and hearty. “It offers a nice change of pace from my chili recipe,” notes Robin Sabrowsky of Plymouth, Wisconsin.
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links link, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook the sausage, onion and green pepper until
  • sausage is browned; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, water, tomato
  • sauce, sugar, bouillon and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in macaroni. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes longer or until
  • macaroni is tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (prepared with Italian turkey sausage and reduced-sodium bouillon) equals 140 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 898 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.