A great soup for dinner, can be made as spicy as you like, and freezes wonderfully. Add freshly grated Parmesean to the top, and serve with a hot crusty piece of ciabatta bread. YUM!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage until evenly browned, and break into pieces. Stir in the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, basil, rosemary, red pepper, and sage. Continue cooking 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Mix in tomatoes, and cook until heated through. Stir in the broth and beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.

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  • Stir pasta into soup, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until pasta is al dente.

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Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

364.7 calories; 14.2 g protein; 27.3 g carbohydrates; 43.1 mg cholesterol; 636.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2007
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
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2004
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
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216 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 166
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2007
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
(73)
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2007
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. Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2008
This was excellent. I used Turkey Sausage and it was amazing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2004
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
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