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Pasta/Sausage Soup Recipe
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Pasta/Sausage Soup Recipe

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This is a good soup for our area since we have many good sausage makers. The soup has a rich flavor and is even tastier the next day. If you are unable to find bow tie pasta, you can substitute another macaroni product.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds hot or sweet Italian sausage links
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


  1. Remove casings from sausage; cut into 1-in. pieces. In a Dutch oven, brown sausage over medium heat. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute onion and green pepper in drippings until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Return sausage to the pan; stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Pasta/Sausage Soup in Country February/March 1992, p49

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"This is so easy to make and very very tasty. I don't add the pasta until it's all done and I use a mix of hot Italian chicken sausage and sweet chicken sausage, which is very tasty. I've sent this recipe to all my friends and they love it."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"This is our family favorite soups. I use applegate sausage( chicken and apple).I double the recipe except for the meat. I also like Zucchini in mine. It also freezes well. I also precook the pasta because we like extra sauce."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"This soup was very tasty, but the pasta soaked up almost all of the soup. Mine ended up like a casserole. I want to try again but with much less pasta."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"My husband said this was a keeper. I used half sweet sausage and half hot sausage and rotini instead of bow ties. It was very flavorful and easy to make."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"Very good!"

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