Italian Sausage and Fennel Soup
Many years ago I watched chef and TV personality Mario Batali make an Italian soup that had fennel, garlic and bread as the base. I have dietary restrictions that don’t allow me to eat bread, so I made my own version by omitting the bread and adding sausage for protein. It’s hearty and irresistible on a cold night. It can feed a crowd or provide plenty of leftovers. If you find yourself missing the bread, serve it on the side to perfectly round out your meal. —Suzanne Clark, Fort Dodge, IA
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
Makes12 servings (3 quarts)