Hearty Sausage Minestrone Recipe
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Hearty Sausage Minestrone Recipe

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As a teacher, I appreciate quick and easy recipes. If I make this for just my husband and me, we have leftovers for lunches. But when there are more people at the table, every bit is eaten. —Tami Stoudt, Evans, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, undrained
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup ditalini or other small pasta

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, onion, celery and carrots over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink and onion is tender, breaking up sausage into crumbles; drain.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, beans, broth, garlic powder and pepper; bring to a boil. Add pasta; cook, covered, 6-8 minutes or until pasta is tender. Yield: 8 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Freeze option: Freeze cooled minestrone in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary.
Originally published as Hearty Sausage Minestrone in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

Fabulous!!! Very tasty!!

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