Hearty Italian Soup

Hearty Italian Soup Recipe

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Lynette !


This is a soup that even my kids would eat when they were young. And if you have unexpected guests stop by or need to stretch it, you can add in some small shell macaroni or ditalini and make it go even further. Serve with yummy garlic bread!

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12 cups
15 Min
50 Min
Stove Top


italian sausage (your choice, hot, mild or sweet, sliced or ground)
2 tsp
olive oil
1 large
onion, diced
2 clove
garlic, minced
48 oz
container chicken broth
2 can(s)
cannellini beans, drained and rinsed (15 ounce each)
2 can(s)
diced tomatoes (14.5 ounce each)
1 tsp
dried italian seasoning
5 oz
baby spinach
1/4 c
fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 c
fresh basil, chopped
parmesan cheese, freshly shaved

How to Make Hearty Italian Soup


  • 1Cook sausage in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat 7 to 8 minutes or until browned. Remove sausage from the Dutch oven, reserving drippings in the Dutch oven.
  • 2Saute onions in hot drippings for 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and saute 1 minute. If you used link sausage, slice into 1/4 inch thick slices. Return sausage to the Dutch oven.
  • 3Stir chicken broth and the next 3 ingredients into the sausage mixture; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 25 minutes.
  • 4Stir in spinach and the next 2 ingredients; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes or until the spinach is wilted. Top each serving with Parmesan cheese.

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About Hearty Italian Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy