Wednesday, February 15, 2012

No-Fail Minestrone Soup from Scratch

This soup is hearty and heart-healthy.  It does not skimp on flavor.  Don't be daunted by the long list of ingredients- it basically all just gets thrown into the soup pot, and 30 minutes later, your meal is served!  It's even better the second day, and is a great meal to take to a friend. 

Serve with a big salad and crusty bread for dipping.
No-Fail Minestrone Soup
1 1/2 lbs Italian turkey sausage
1 onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1- 28 oz. can tomato sauce
1 - 15 oz can of chicken broth (or 2 cups)
1- 15 oz. can cannellini beans
1/2 head thinly sliced green cabbage
1-2 small zucchini, diced
6-8 mushrooms, diced
1 T dried basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp fennel seeds
2 cups kale, finely chopped with ribs removed

Saute sausage, drain, and set aside. Saute onions, garlic, celery, and carrots.  Add tomato sauce, 1 additional (28 oz) can of water, and chicken broth.  Bring to a simmer and add everything else, including sausage.  Simmer for 30 minutes.

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