An Italian flavored soup that my Grandmother used to make. It's simple, easy and packed full of vitimins with all the veggies in it. Great for diets also but when she made it we weren't thinking about that. Packed full of flavor. Enjoy
I do all my chopping and dicing and set everything aside and get ready to do it all at once. I also puree 1 can of canellini beans and get that ready to add with all the cans of beans and tomatoes are added.
SOUP: Heal olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. I use just enough to cover bottom of pot. Add the onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, garlic, thyme, sage, italian seasonings and a little bit of salt and pepper, cook stirring occasionally cover pot and leave on simmer until vegetables are tender about 5 minutes or so.Add cut up Italian sausage pieces stir through and allow to loose pinkness. At this point add broth, tomatoes with the juices mix. Add pureed beans and whole beans. Lid on simmer on low heat 1 hour.
I also put in a whole piece of Italian parmesan cheese and remove it at the end. You can serve this with ditillini or orzo pasta. I don't only because I rather all the veggies and no carbs but kids may like it with little pasta or alphabets in it. If you do keep the pasta seperate and put soup on top of it and then serve. Use Italian bread for dunking if desired. Enjoy