Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hearty Italian Soup

This is a recipe that I married into.  My husband's Mom has made this as far back as I can remember, at least 24 years. I loved it then and I love it now.  The soup is so easy and quick to make.  It is perfect the next day.  

This soup is hearty, warm and a perfect blend of flavors.

Recipe: Italian Soup

I usually double this recipe for my family of 5...we love it for leftovers the next day.

Brown together:

1 lb sausage (use can mix and match types and flavors to create a dynamic flavor)
1 med green pepper, diced
1 med onion, diced

Add and bring to a boil:

1 (28 oz) can tomatoes
2 (8oz) cans tomato sauce
2 cups of water
3 cubes chicken bullion
¾ tsp salt

**If you don't have bullion,  you can use boxed or canned chicken broth (2 cups)

Add and let noodles cook:

¾ cup elbow macaroni (for GF I used Schar Fusilli Noodles)
Serve with :
shredded jack cheese or mozzarella cheese

Brown meat.  Sauté onion and pepper together; add to browned meat.  

Add remaining ingredients (except pasta, for gluten-free see note below) and bring to a boil, add macaroni and cook until macaroni is done about 20 minutes.  Serve with warm bread and shredded jack cheese or mozzarella cheese.

Gluten-Free Note:  I do not cook the noodles in the broth.  I find that some of the noodles will change the flavor of the soup.  I cook my GF noodles in a separate bowl until they are almost done, then I drain and add to soup to finish cooking.  This does make your soup a little bit runnier but the flavor is still amazing.

Written by Sherron Watson

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  1. I love this recipe! No really, I LOVE IT!! I'm making it as soon as I can. What the heck, Sherron?! You're always going above and beyond your previous recipes!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Omg, this is really awesome, while I was reading the ingredients I was becoming more and more excited about this recipe. I love when everything is simple, simple is good and delicious. Actually I wish I'd some nice too, and I did I mention I love soup with paste. My favorite!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  3. Hi Sherron! We just had tomato based pasta 2 days ago, but now after seeing your dish I want to eat this! I like that it's so but pasta is added. Such a comforting meal!

  4. Perfect! Just exactly what I need today! There's nothing quite so comforting as a good bowl of soup! Thanks so much Sherron! :)

  5. Looks Yummy!
    Would using Beef Bullion be ok instead of chicken?

  6. We have lots of garden-ripen tomatoes recently, and made several tomato soups. This recipe sounds easy yet tasty, and like the dark background that really makes the soup pop. The presentation is great like always :)


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