Rating: 4.7 stars
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

If you love sausage and tomatoes, you are going to love this combination I created for this recipe.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir turkey sausage is browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic, cooking and stirring until onion is tender, about 5 minutes more. Season with Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Stir in carrots; cook and stir until carrots start to soften, 5 to 7 minutes.

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  • Pour beans, diced tomatoes, beef broth, chicken broth, and tomato sauce into turkey mixture. Stir in bay leaves. Continue to simmer until carrots are tender, about 5 minutes. Add rigatoni pasta; cook and stir until pasta is cooked through but firm to the bite, about 13 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; protein 20.9g; carbohydrates 27.6g; fat 10.8g; cholesterol 57.9mg; sodium 1421.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2013
Given I was making a small amount of this just for Hubs and me, I didn’t measure ingredients - just eye balled them in smaller amounts…and added other ingredients as well. This is a good, basic recipe; one that easily allows you to embellish upon it, which is what I did. I used mild Italian sausage, first of all. After browning it in a little olive oil I added chopped onion, carrots, celery and garlic and sweated those ingredients. I used my own tomatoes, put up from my garden. I liked the addition of both beef and chicken broths, but didn’t like the idea of the rigatoni, which is too big a pasta for this. Use something smaller, like shells or even elbow macaroni. In this case, I used ditalini. In addition to the ingredients listed I added fresh Swiss chard, the ribs of which I cooked with the celery, carrots and onion, and adding the chopped leaves during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Since pasta absorbs so much liquid, I cooked it first; then added it to the soup at the end. And how could I forget – along with the broths and tomatoes I poured in a good couple of glugs of red wine. I served this with a mix of freshly grated Pecorino Romano and Parmigiano Reggiano and some freshly baked bread sticks. As this recipe’s first reviewer I’m happy to report that this is a good, basic recipe, one you can confidently prepare and still feel comfortable to play around with to accommodate whatever pasta or vegetables you have on hand. Read More
(18)
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2013
Given I was making a small amount of this just for Hubs and me, I didn’t measure ingredients - just eye balled them in smaller amounts…and added other ingredients as well. This is a good, basic recipe; one that easily allows you to embellish upon it, which is what I did. I used mild Italian sausage, first of all. After browning it in a little olive oil I added chopped onion, carrots, celery and garlic and sweated those ingredients. I used my own tomatoes, put up from my garden. I liked the addition of both beef and chicken broths, but didn’t like the idea of the rigatoni, which is too big a pasta for this. Use something smaller, like shells or even elbow macaroni. In this case, I used ditalini. In addition to the ingredients listed I added fresh Swiss chard, the ribs of which I cooked with the celery, carrots and onion, and adding the chopped leaves during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Since pasta absorbs so much liquid, I cooked it first; then added it to the soup at the end. And how could I forget – along with the broths and tomatoes I poured in a good couple of glugs of red wine. I served this with a mix of freshly grated Pecorino Romano and Parmigiano Reggiano and some freshly baked bread sticks. As this recipe’s first reviewer I’m happy to report that this is a good, basic recipe, one you can confidently prepare and still feel comfortable to play around with to accommodate whatever pasta or vegetables you have on hand. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2014
Have made this soup several times this winter for my family and took to work today for a soup luncheon. Huge hit. I've used differing pastas each time. Think we like the smaller pastas better. But over all....a yummy recipe. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2014
I had Italian sausage prepared and browned with the intent of making a spaghetti dish after work then discovered I didn't have any sauce and no time to make a sauce. So I searched for recipes using the sausage and this sounded like a hearty simple dish. I did have my doubts but it was very tasty. I didn't add the beans hubby doesn't like beans used elbow Mac. I added splash of red wine but it probably didn't need it. Just play with the seasonings adding veggie ingredients you like. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2019
The whole family said this is THE best soup I've ever made. We used turkey sweet italian sausage and added a 2 tbsp pouch of recipe ready tomato paste as well as not one but two small cans of tomato sauce. I didn't have garlic or italian seasoning on hand but I put in some garlic powder and 3 tbsp of pesto from a jar and substituted some shredded gruyere cheese for the parmesan. Even changing it up as I did it was WONDERFUL.. Thank you SO much Louise M Soweski for your fabulous contribution!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2015
Yummy! Perfect for a cold winter night! I added a little more chicken and beef stock but otherwise I followed the recipe as directed. My kids loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2020
I used chicken sausage white beans and orzo pasta as substitutes but this was a great recipe. My mom loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2019
Delicious... I added a bag of kale......will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2019
Really delicious! I added celery and used 1tbs Italian seasoning with sweet Italian sausage. I will be making this a bunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2014
This soup was simple (I used spicy turkey ssg) and absolutely delicious. Read More
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