Alicia's Everything Soup

Alicia .

By
@Shezzyla

This started as an Italian style fagoli, and has turned into a "raid the pantry" kind of soup. It is a favorite when I make a meal for a lot of people or to take to a potluck. Never tried it in the crock pot, but I don't think mine is big enough!


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Serves:

8 or more

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

4 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
italian style sausage, cut into bite size or smaller pieces
4
boneless pork chops, trimmed and cut into bite size or smaller pieces
2 jar(s)
meatless spaghetti sauce
3 can(s)
tomato sauce, plain
4 c
vegetable stock or water
2 c
frozen spinach, thawed
3 clove
garlic, minced
2 can(s)
diced tomatoes, plain with juices
1 1/2 large
vidalia onion, roughly chopped
2 large
green bell peppers, chopped
1 large
red bell pepper, chopped
2
stalks celery, chopped
1 large
carrot, peeled and chopped
8-10
button mushrooms, sliced thin
1 can(s)
sweet corn, drained
1 can(s)
red kidney beans, not drained
1 can(s)
french cut green beans, drained
1 can(s)
diced potatoes (or 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced fine)
2 Tbsp
italian seasoning
1 tsp
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1/2 tsp
dried basil
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/4 tsp
cumin
1 tsp
dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional)
1 lb
orzo or other small pasta, slightly undercooked
1 c
shredded parmesan and romano cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Trim the fat off the pork chops and cut into bite size or smaller pieces. For the sausage, I don't completely thaw so they are easier to cut to size.
2
In a very large pot (not on heat yet) stir together jars of spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, vegetable stock (or water), canned tomatoes, thawed spinach, garlic, Italian seasoning, onion powder, basil, thyme, cumin, parsley, cayenne and salt & pepper.

Turn on to a medium-low heat and stir in the pork chops and sausage. Bring to a simmer and turn down heat.

Cook about 2 hours stirring occasionally, making sure it stays at a simmer.
3
Add onions, peppers, celery, carrots, mushrooms and corn. If you are using fresh potatoes add them now as well.

Turn up heat slightly and keep simmering about another hour to 1 1/2 hours until vegetables are very tender.
4
Cook pasta according to package directions until it is slightly under-cooked.

Add kidney beans, green beans, canned potatoes and pasta. If soup is looking too thick add hot water 1/2 cup at a time until it is more of a soup consistency.

Simmer about another 30 minutes.
5
When serving, top with shredded Parmesan and Romano cheese and diced green onions on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups