Most helpful positive review
This soup is amazing. I work as the head chef at a local country club, and I made this soup for my members. I had nothing but compliments. I added a little white wine for extra flavor. I would definitely recommend this soup to everyone.Read More
Most helpful critical review
Won't be making again because there are other Italian sausage soups I like much better. The pasta absorbed most of the broth so it wasn't "soupy."Read More
This soup is amazing. I work as the head chef at a local country club, and I made this soup for my members. I had nothing but compliments. I added a little white wine for extra flavor. I would definitely recommend this soup to everyone.
Very good recipe. Pasta does balloon when left in liquid. Might be good to cook pasta seperately and add to soup per serving. Excellent flavor.
Yum! I used Jimmy dean light bulk sausage, italian herb mix in place of rosemary, basil & sage, and subbed low sodium veggie broth for half of the chix broth. I added more celery and 2 bay leaves too. I boiled whole wheat rotini pasta separately until almost done, then finished it in the soup. Best part: we had a snow storm, and I already had all of the ingredients on hand! Next time, maybe no pasta (bread instead!) and add chopped spinach at the end.
This soup was great - we used Portuguese sausage instead (chourico) since my husband is Portuguese and I've been trying to find recipes where I can use it as he loves it! And I also substituted diced potatoes for the pasta. It was great and definately stay in my permanent box of recipes!
Good and easy to put together on the spur of the moment with ingredients I most often have at hand. Rather than the individual seasonings I just used a tablespoon of my favorite Tuscan seasoning. My own tomatoes put up from my garden filled in for the canned, although I would have been just as happy with the canned. I used a combination of beef and chicken broth, and cannellini beans (white kidney beans). I added a good glug of red wine, threw in a rind from Parmigiano-Reggiano during the simmer, and added some chopped fresh baby spinach at the end.
This soup is easy to make, hearty, filling and delicious. I used 2 cans of beef broth and 1 can of chicken since that's what I had on hand. This is a great dinner to keep ingredients on hand for and throw together at the last minute!
This soup is easy and fabulous! I've made it several times, always to rave reviews. I have only made very minor adjustments: increased the celery to three stalks, increased the pasta to 1 3/4 cups, and added 1/2 cup white wine and two bay leaves once the ingredients are all simmering together. I'm not a huge fan of sausage, but this recipe is absolutely amazing! Try this .. you won't be sorry!
It was pretty good, but I think next time I'll leave out the noodles. The sausage and the rest was the best part, I thought the noodles got in the way. Very tasty, though.
This was excellent. I used Turkey Sausage, and it was amazing!
This soup is SOOOOOO good.. I didn't alter anything in the recipe and it turned out terrific. Definitely a keeper.
This was excellent! Used a spicy sausage and added some spinach. Next time, I'd like to try adding kale. I did cook the ditalini pasta separately but actually found the pasta unnecessary and may not even use it next time.
Good sausage soup. Not as good as some of the others on here such as the original Sausage Soup, but still very good.
yummy this is great on a cold winter day
Very good comfort food. I used chicken mild Italian sausage links and fire roasted diced tomatoes. I kept my portion pasta free, it was delicious.
This was a good one, I didn't use beans since kids won't eat them. But family really liked it. Thanks
My favorite new soup! I used ground sausage instead and barley to replace the noodles but Yum Yum!!! Felt great on a cold day!
This was the best
Very tasty! I also used potatoes instead of noodles since noodles seem to get mushy in soups.
Unbelievable... Instant favorite - Served with warm French Bread.
VERY TASTY!! My husband just loves it & suggests I make it often :). Today was a good day for it as it was minus 40 below zero celcius. The changes I made were to replace the kidney beans (YUCK>>>never did like those things) with garbanzo beans (aka chick peas) omitted the rosemary (another yuck) and used 1/2 the amount of crushed red chile pepper & pasta. also I added about 1/2 cup of chopped red pepper. I sliced, buttered & toasted under the broiler a baguette, took it out of the oven & put some "4 cheese shredded Italiano" cheese on them & popped them back under the broiler for another minute. For us, it went perfect with the soup. Thanks for sharing the recipe :) it's a keeper for sure!
YUMMY...And easy, I didn't have sage so I just left it out, stilll really good. I grow my own Rosemary and Basil so I used fresh and deglazed the pan with white wine. Next time I will try it with beef broth and red wine.
Flavorful and not terribly time consuming, however I didn't measure out the pasta and I guess I put more than 1 cup because by the end of the night it ended up absorbing nearly ALL the cooking liquid!!! I couldn't believe it. Anyway I would probably still make it again but with less pasta. I also omitted the celery and sage to suit my preferences.
Great soup and easy to prepare. I pre-cooked the Mezzi tubetti #63. Next time I'm going to try Orzo.
Great recipe with unusual spices. As suggested, we added Pecorino Romano grated cheese to the finished product and believe it or not it brought everything together. Had to add more chicken stock because hubby likes liquidy soup. Yum!
I made this but added 4-5 red potatoes that had been thinly sliced with the food processer. It was wonderful.
This is a very delicious soup! I've made it a couple of times. YUM!
This recipe is the one I use for Pasta Figoli (sp) except I use ground beef.
good and easy
Absolutly delicious after a few changes: -14.5 oz can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes instead of regular canned tomatoes -Chipotle Chilli Pepper Seasoning instead of Red Pepper Seasoning -16 oz. Dry roasted Extra Firm Tofu instead of Kidney Beans The first time I made this recipe I didn't like the bland flavor of the kidney beans. For such a flavorfull soup I thought it took away from the taste. I dry roasted the tofu and added it when I was supposed to add the beans and WOW! What a difference! Try it, you can thank me later!
This recipe was very good. I used ditalini, turkey sausage and scut up some fresh spinach. I also added extra broth because the pasta really absorbs it. Will make again... thanks!
This soup was delicious and so easy! I made it to take to a sick friend, and we both loved it. I started in a pan too small to fit all the broth, so only used about 2.5 cups of chicken broth to the 1 pound of sausage and only one small onion, plus I left out the noodles. It as fabulous. The herbs are great!
So yummy! My husband gobbled it down.
Ooh wee!! Oh my goodness!!!! This is off the hook!! My tips: 1 T olive oil, Jennie-O Sweet Italian Turkey sausage, 1 cup onion, 4 med. carrots, 3 celery stalks, 1 T minced garlic, 1 t dried basil, 1/4 t dried rosemary, 1/4 t dried tarragon, 1/2 t oregano leaves, 1/2 t dried parsley, 1/2 t crushed red pepper, NO SAGE, 1 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes, 5-6 cups chicken broth, 1/4 cup red wine, and 1 27 ounce can of kidney beans (do NOT drain them). Cook the pasta (or rice) separately and add it as it is eaten; the soup is great with or without the shells. You'll love it...my mom sure did :)
Just great soup! I used Jimmy Dean Italian sausage (in a roll), fresh basil and rosemary, no beans, no red pepper;the sausage had plenty of herbs in it and salt, so I used no-salt tomatoes and chicken broth and it all came out perfect; oh, also added kale as I'm always trying to work this healthy veg into recipes.
Very good! Doesn't need any salt. Perfect as is.
This is a very good recipe and takes even less time if you just add everything all at once and cook until the pasta is done. Yum!
Absolutely grand! Everyone loved this..even my picky 4 year old and it freezes nicely!
This is even better reheated!
I used ground mild sausage and omitted the carrots (a personal preference) and used homemade chicken stock to cut back on the unintentional sodium. Awesome!!! :-) I noticed some reviews about how this recipe wasn't "soupy" enough. I added additional stock and used orzo as the pasta.
Better than excellent. I used a kielbasa-type sausage and it was delicious. Love this recipe.
This soup was very DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing!
Delicious. Smaller the pasta shells the better.
This was excellent! I used potatoes instead of pasta and I omitted the beans because I didn't have any. Even my kids loved it. The flavor was excellent.
I served this recipe for bookclub and everyone loved it. I changed the recipe just a bit by adding turkey smoked sausage, 2 chopped zuchini, 2 cans beef broth and a handful of chopped kale. I kept everthing else the same. It was terrific.
I have made this many times and every time --everyone asks for the recipe. I have a teenage family member that always asks me to make this just for him every Christmas. This is all he wants. So every Christmas he gets a pot of this soup for his present and he is over joyed. It is sooo easy to please him.
This was so good that I had to make a second batch to send home with my father. Four of us polished off the whole first batch and had no room left for the dinner that I made. It was delicious! The only things I did differently was to use a can of diced tomatoes with garlic and onion and I heaped the tablespoon of garlic. Yummy!!! Thank you so very much for sharing this recipe. I waited until about 15 minutes before serving to put in the shells so they wouldn't swell too much. If you can't do this, I would suggest using the tiny shells or the small tubular pasta instead. Excellent recipe as written!
This soup is fantastic! It's super easy to make and comes together really quickly. To change it up a bit sometimes I'll add spicy tomatoes to give it a kick. My husband is a soup nut and he requested this one be put on permanent rotation!
Left out the pepper otherwise made exactly as directed. It's a make-again. Keeps well in the frig for a couple days.
Won't be making again because there are other Italian sausage soups I like much better. The pasta absorbed most of the broth so it wasn't "soupy."
Very good soup. I kept the noodles seperate until it was ready to be served. I simmered it for a couple of hours. Rather easy to make.
This soup is PHENOMENAL! I followed the recipe except for the addition of a bay leaf, some zucchini and yellow squash and using white beans as well as kidney beans, since I had all of these things on hand. Also I threw in some chopped baby spinach when I added the pasta and it adds a nice color and flavor to the soup, as well as vitamins :) I will most definitely be making this again, 5 stars all the way!
Very good. I omitted the rosemary, and added a bay leaf. I also used a mix of chicken and vegetable broth. I'll make this again.
I made this in the crock pot and it turned out well. I omited the red pepper and olive oil and I used mild rotel tomatoes. It was tastey. Thanks!
Absolutely amazing! I added fresh spinach the last few minutes just until wilted for extra veggies and it makes it even better! Making it again tonight!
This is a wonderful recipe! It is easy to make, and soooo good! I took other's advice and cooked the pasta separately, then added it before I served it. I had it again for lunch today and it was delicious!
simply the best soup ever! I make this when I have a big group to feed, it is hearty and delicious - and easy to make! I always get tons of compliments. I also added some marinara sauce (or any basic spaghetti sauce will do) to thicken it up a bit and add flavor.
This recipe is great! I made a few substitutions/additions that really make it come to life: -Zucchini instead of carrots -Add 1/2 teaspoon tarragon (this balances the spice) -All fresh herbs -Double the amount of crushed red pepper -Extra basil!! -Extra Garlic!! -Add to the soup a couple slices of dried porccini mushrooms in a tea strainer while simmering (adding this to any italian soup/sauce greatly enhances the flavor) -Remove the zucchini after stir frying, and then add it to the soup at the same time as the noodles--this keeps the zucchini from getting super mushy
Tasty.Good as leftover for lunch
We used orzo for the pasta, and 1 tsp. of ground celery seed instead of celery (picky 4 yr old) and this soup got rave reviews in our house! We also added a little salt and pepper. Definetly a keeper!
This recipe is so delicious! My husband raved about it. He really likes spicy food so I also added one can of diced Rotel tomatoes! Fabulous.
This recipe is SO surprisingly good! My husband thought it looked bland, but when he took a bite, he was so surprised and ate two bowls. My whole family loved it. I just used my dry spices from my spice rack and it turned out great!
Family loved this recipe. Next time, I will add about a half cup more of carrots. Really good soup for a cold day in Colorado.
What a great combination. I eliminated the beans and pasta and used Turkey Sausage as another reviewer suggested. I substituted 1/2 cup quinoa and 1/2 cup barley and diced up 2 large garden tomatoes for the pasta and beans as my husband can't have beans. Excellent!!
This is a great tasty soup and is easy to make. We love it. I have made it with italian sausage and apple chicken sausage. Both were great.
Loved it! I accidently put more crushed red pepper than it called for, but it came out great anyway. The diced tomatoes I used were seasoned (I think with basil, garlic and ..?). I pre cook the shells, dice up one potato and added it with the veggies and threw in a bay leaf. Will definately be making this again.
Truly an excellent recipe. I used both mild and hot Italian sausage and it really helped to improve the flavor. Followed the recipe other than that and would strongly advise doing so on the first time. Adjust after you know what it is supposed to taste like.
Great recipe, it was tasty but I think it could still have used more flavor like added herbs. I added three cups of pasta instead of one and instead of using chicken broth I dissolved a chicken bulion cube in water. (maybe thats why it was lacking in flavor just a tad) Other than that, very good, will make again!
I didnt have the sage or fresh garlic. I added a bit of garlic powder and left out the sage. I added more spicy sausage. It was great. Just like all the other feedbacks. Leave the pasta on the side and add as needed.
Great soup! I had to make a couple changes though. I didn't have celery so I added some celery seed, and didn't have dried basil so I threw some fresh in the last 10 minutes. Also I used a small type penne for the pasta. Had a small amount of chopped cooked chicken I threw in as well. Nice flavor and we really loved it! Thanks!
Great soup, my fiance loved it!
Good soup! Left out the pasta and replaced it with diced potatoes. Turned out really good!
Very good! Thank you!!
Great soup. Would not change a thing.
AWESOME! I made exactly as written except to make it healthier I used Jenny-O sweet italian turkey sausage and also used fat free low sodium broth. I also used a whole wheat pasta and threw in some fresh spinach. This tasted wonderful. It is highly seasoned and is hearty and yummy! In my opinion it is important to cook the pasta in the soup as it absorbs the broth and gets a lot of flavor. Cannot wait to make this again, was definitely a hit!
An excellent soup with great flavour, I used butter beans instead of kidney beans it gave it a milder flavour. I also drained my italian sausage well after cooking in order to cut down the fat in this recipe. I think spinach would compliment this recipe well.
quick, basic, EASY and awesome! my whole family loved it! wonderful flavor
Terrific soup and easy. My family loves it. We leave out the pasta and add more beans. Also have made without the sage because I did not have any and it was still great.
Delicious, spices are perfect. I cooked the pasta separate to keep it from growing and getting soggy in the soup.
Thank you so much it was delicious I am one who is totally intimidated by soups but this was so easy and taste so good. I did add some white wine, extra garlic--Im a garlic gurl :) and I add the pasta separately in the bowls then added soup to it it was fabulous My boyfriend loved it--youre making me look good thank you
This was excellent-- even according to my "soup-skeptical" spouse! I substituted black beans and rotini pasta (because I had them on hand), and it was wonderful. I DID cook the pasta separately and add it just before serving. Love it!
This soup was really good! After all of the comments about the pasta ballooning up, I decided to use sliced potatoes instead which worked out well. I will definitely make it again this winter!
This soup is very flavorful. I will try to save you some time and say that I agree with several other reviewers that the amount of pasta called for is excessive. I just cooked the pasta separately and put it in the bowl with the soup on top. The whole family loved it!
Tried it loved it. We have it on a cold winter"s night. However, I cook the pasta separately and add an appropriate amount to each bowl as I serve it. I keep the pasta in a plastic bag in the refrigerator until the soup is gone.
AWESOME soup!!! I followed the recipe exactly (other than I used turkey stock for the chicken, since that's what I had, oh and no beans), and it was just SO GOOD!!!
This was excellent! I also made a few adjustments. I boiled the noodles seperately and added them at the end to the soup. Since I didn't have 5 cups of broth I used one can of broth and 2 chicken cubes (and water). Also I used oregano instead of rosemary since I didnt have any and a bay leaf.
This was easy and exceptionally tasty! I added a lot more of the seasonings though (I probably doubled them). I also added some of my Pampered Chef Italian Seasoning as well. I had a mixture of penne and shell pasta on hand and used those; it worked fine. The only thing I'll do next time is increase the chicken broth (I used the equivalent of water and boullion cubes for 5 cups of broth) to maybe 6 or 7 cups as I like more broth in my soups. I think the shells absorbed a lot of the liquid. Very yummy though; my husband ate 5 bowls at once!
Both hearty and comforting as well as complex and elegant. A wonderful recipe. I made it for my family and after two bowls they were still looking for more. I subbed one cup of dry white wine for broth as another had suggested and also used chorizo sausage instead of italian. Didn't need the crushed red pepper as the chorizo is hot enough. Thanks so much!!!!
This was a great tasting filling soup. I cut the oil in half as well as the sausage but I doubled the beans....one can of red and one can of white.I even added some zucchini that I had in the fridge. I am sure I will make this again. Thanks DOLAN1031!
Wonderful! I made this two weeks ago and it was delicious. This will be made many times this winter.
Made some changes to make it healthier: - Added fresh basil - Added package of frozen spinach - Used low salt, low fat chicken broth - Used diced tomatoes with chili peppers - Used small elbow macaroni - Left out rosemary, celery & sage - Left casings on sausage, cooked separately, drained fat, patted dry and chopped up sausage. Delicious!!!
This is excellent. I use sweet, and hot italian sausage to give this a kick. Great on a cold day with your favorite bread. I use orzo, and not too much because it does soak up your broth. Everyone who tries this wants the recipe. Good Luck !
Delicious!!!! The flavors are so deep. I love it and so does my boyfriend. I freeze the leftovers and he takes it for lunch. Wouldn't change a thing. Yummy!!!
This was amazing!!! I did throw in some diced potatoes and Italian seasoning bullion. This will be a favorite!
This was my second time making this one and it is yummy, and perfect for the awful frigid weather we are still having in March... I didn't really make any changes except using beef broth rather than chicken, because I like the flavor of it better with the sausage. Also, I left out the sage and added some oregano instead. Wonderful soup!
excellent, simple and delicious.
followed recipe exactly--awesome
This soup is delicious! Every time we eat it my husband tells me that it's the best soup ever! I make it and freeze it for busy weeknights, so I omit the pasta and either use potato instead, or I'll just add the pasta when heating up the soup before serving. I use thyme instead of sage and only a dash of rosemary as I find it a little too strong in the soup. Definitely a great alternative to eating the same old soup!