Soup Recipe

Baking/cooking

A couple weeks ago at the grocery store I saw this cookbook magazine full of soup recipes and picked it up.  Most appear to be very easy to make and I thought I would try one out last night.

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I didn’t have bowtie pasta but I had rotini so that is what I used in place of it.

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Bow Tie Sausage Soup

1-1/2 pounds sweet Italian Sausage Links
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped in large chunks
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
6 cups water ( I used chicken broth)
2 to 2 1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme

Remove the casings from the sausage and cut them into 1 inch pieces.  In a Dutch oven brown the sausage over medium heat.  Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon, drain and reserve two tablespoons drippings.  Sauté the onion and green pepper in drippings until tender.  Add garlic, cook 1 minute longer.  Return the sausage to the pan, stir in the remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes or until the pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.  Serves 12

Now of course I always change things up just a little bit.  I actually simmered the soup without adding the pasta for about an hour to really mix the flavors in – then I added the pasta.  I added chicken broth instead of water as I thought that would give it more flavor and I think it had a lot of flavor.  If you use broth instead of water though the  salt could probably be cut down to 1/2 teaspoon or omitted to reduce the sodium although I did use low sodium broth – I still think lower sodium is better for you.

I loved it and will make it again.  I think I marked about 15 recipes in this magazine to try out.

9 comments… add one

  • Nedra Feb 2, 2013

    Looks delicious. I made one the other night using sausage pulled out of the casings, too. This one was a Tuscan soup with potatoes and spinach and it was easy and really good.

  • glen in louisiana Feb 2, 2013

    Reminds me of minnestrone sort of. Or lentil and sausage soup. I love them all!

    glen
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  • CJ Tinkle Feb 2, 2013

    Looks good, I love soup!
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  • Melanie Goad Feb 2, 2013

    I’m going to have to try this. I usually have most of the ingredients in the house.
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  • Jan Feb 2, 2013

    The soup looks delicious! I’ve added it to next week’s menu. Thanks!

  • Rita Larson Feb 2, 2013

    Karen,
    I’ve copied your recipe to use later.. We love soup and eat most of our meals in the winter with a spoon..
    Glad to see you scored with your pkg from down under.. I’m still waiting for the book to become availabe.. I have two others of hers, of course I also have not made any quilts from either, but I can’t wait to get my hands on the new one..LOL

  • Pip Feb 2, 2013

    Mmm, it isn’t really soup weather here in Australia so I’ll copy the recipe to try out in the cooler weather. Nedra’s Tuscan soup sounds nice too.
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  • Astrid Feb 2, 2013

    That looks like a yummy soup. I’m not really a soup person, but I love soups with lots of ingredients.
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  • Penny Feb 2, 2013

    We are great soup lovers here and yours looks inviting. Will save the recipe like Pip. Don’t know where Pip lives in Australia, but where we are, last Friday was a great soup day as it was so cool here, same today so far.

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