Rating: 4.67 stars
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

A hearty minestrone type of soup.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Stir in sausage, onion and fennel seeds and cook until sausage is brown, 10 minutes. Stir in carrots and celery and continue to cook and stir until vegetables begin to color, 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, parsley, basil and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

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  • Stir in pasta, salt and pepper, cook until pasta is tender, 10 minutes more. Serve topped with grated Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 11.7g; carbohydrates 23.6g; fat 10.5g; cholesterol 20.7mg; sodium 619.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (112)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
I stumbled across Stacey Kauffman's Sicilian Sauage Soup recipe about a year and a half ago (on a search for an interesting minestrone), and I've been making it about once a month ever since! It's been a big hit with friends and family, and I often get requests for it. The only modification I make is, I add a few cloves of chopped garlic to the mix. But with or without the garlic, it's a darn tasty soup! Read More
(49)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2008
Followed the recipe and it came out ok but just didn't care for the conbination of ingredients...but others may! Read More
(7)
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
I stumbled across Stacey Kauffman's Sicilian Sauage Soup recipe about a year and a half ago (on a search for an interesting minestrone), and I've been making it about once a month ever since! It's been a big hit with friends and family, and I often get requests for it. The only modification I make is, I add a few cloves of chopped garlic to the mix. But with or without the garlic, it's a darn tasty soup! Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2007
This is AMAZING soup. I used turkey sausage & added about 4 cups of Kale at the very end and simmered it for 3 extra minutes. OMG Perfection!! Thank you!!! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2007
This was a really good soup! I doubled the amount of sausage, broth, and tomatoes, but left the amount of veggies the same. I also added a little garlic and crushed red pepper. We will definitely make this again! Read More
(21)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2007
This was wonderful soup. Will definitely make again! I added 1 more cup of chicken broth because it was a little thick (I made it in the morning and then reheated & served for dinner so it thickened up). A great find! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2008
Delicious! We used a little less crushed tomatoes we used 18 oz and we used 2 tsp of dried basil and instead of the ditalini pasta we used small shells. We used an extra 2 cups of chicken broth to make up for less tomatoes. I think this was a good move because it might have been too tomatoey if we would have used the whole amount of tomatoes. Excellent soup. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2008
I loved it! Since some reviewers said there was too much tomato I used only about 3/4 of the can and added some more chicken broth. Otherwise I made it as written. Very flavorful and hearty. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2010
I will definitely make this again. The kitchen smelled wonderful during the cooking process and my family really enjoyed the flavor. It was similar to my "Sausage Minestrone soup" recipe. The tortellini that Stay has in her dish though was really a nice addition. I did end up using a spinach tortellini. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
This was a very good dish Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2010
This is fantastic! We have eaten this over and over and over. We sometimes use reindeer sausage and that's amazing too. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2008
Followed the recipe and it came out ok but just didn't care for the conbination of ingredients...but others may! Read More
(7)