30 Minute Minestrone Soup with Sausage recipe and some exciting news to share!
It’s wet, wet, wet in Seattle..well, I guess it’s only March so it’s gonna be wet in Seattle for awhile longer, (insert super sad face). I am such a sun girl, I wonder at times why I love it here so much. November to May, and sometimes as late as June, it is as dreary as it gets. Soup is always on the menu here. I love to make a big batch on Fridays so no cooking over the weekend!
I have some pretty big news to share! I have been working on this for awhile and I am so excited to announce….there will be a new regular guest blogger on Laughing Spatula! She needs no introduction. She is the Rory to my Loralei, the Abbot to my Costello, the Julie to my Julia…the, okay you get it :). She is my very own Rachel. My grown up, very talented daughter who will someday become the owner of this here blog.
This kid has a ton of talent (okay, wearing my Mom hat), but she does! She is currently an HR Manager that spends her free time cooking, and working on DIY home projects. Her place is a gold mine of ideas and so beautiful! Hopefully she will share a few of her projects as well. For now she will be concentrating on the marketing and social media elements of this blog, because I have no..and I mean no skills in either area! Oh millennials…you sure know your stuff! She has already made a huge impact!
Here we all are at her wedding. My dear hubs Marty and the son-in-law of my dreams, Greg who we adore! Rainbows and unicorns? Yup….
And the family wouldn’t be complete without a pic of her sweet doggie Walter. As in Walt Disney because my kiddo is a Disney fanatic! You can catch Walter on his Insti account @WigglyWalter.
So where am I going? No where! I am still the Laugh behind the Spatula, just working on reducing my work load a bit so we can do some traveling. Marty is retiring soon and we have so much to see!
So, stand by for some really great recipes from my Little Spatula :).
To Family, Friends and my faithful followers…
You can see all my soup recipes here!
30 Minute Minestrone Soup with Sausage
A super quick easy soup that feeds a crowd! Big flavors with fresh veggies and sausage!
- 1 pound bulk sausage or removed from casings I like chicken sausage but any will do
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 cup carrots, chopped
- 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 14 ounce can crushed tomatoes tomato sauce will work in a pinch
- 1 14.5 ounce can diced roasted tomatoes
- 6 cups chicken stock prefer low sodium
- 1 14.5 ounce can cannelli beans drained and rinsed
- 1 cup ditalini pasta or any small pasta like elbow will work
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried italian seasoning a combo of dried basil and thyme will work too
- Fresh grated Parmesan
Heat large dutch oven or soup pot to medium high.
Add sausage to pot. Cook and crumble sausage. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of fat. (if using lean chicken sausage omit this step.)
Add onion, carrots, celery and parsley to sausage and cook until veggies are just tender.
Add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add italian herbs.
Add chicken stock, beans, pasta, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
Cook for 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Taste for seasoning. Serve with fresh parmesan cheese and bread!