Total Basset Case: {Recipe} Pasta, Sausage and Bean Soup

Jan 14, 2014

{Recipe} Pasta, Sausage and Bean Soup

This is another recipe from my friend Pam and, once again, it's a major hit!
I would definitely add this one to your weekly rotation, especially in these cold weather months.

Pasta, Sausage and Bean Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb Italian sausage
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1 1/2 cup chopped carrots
3 chopped celery stalks
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried rosemary (I used fresh)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
3 cans (14.5 oz each) chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans, drained (I used 2)
1 cup elbow macaroni - cooking according to package
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium high heat
2. Add sausage and sauté until beginning to brown, breaking up with a spoon- about 5 minutes
3. Add onions, celery, carrots, garlic, basil, rosemary, crushed red pepper and sage. Saute until vegetables begin to soften - about 10 minutes
4. Add broth, tomatoes and beans.
5. Bring soup to boil
6. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender and flavors blend - about 20 minutes.
7. Add macaroni to soup and simmer until heated through 

It does change the name of the soup, but you could definitely leave out the pasta of this soup and it would still be delicious! 
And if you could, I would use fresh rosemary- it really brings out the flavor of the soup.  Plus there isn't much better than fresh rosemary cooking on the stove.

P.s.- to clear up a few questions from yesterday's post- yes, as far as I know, you can take your dog to Lowes/Home Depot.  We have never been greeted with anything but a warm welcome taking Floyd in but that could vary store to store.
And one more thing- I received a couple comments yesterday that I couldn't reply back to because the user was set up as a no reply blogger.  I hate that! I love responding to comments and answering your questions!
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9 comments:

Brittany Fry said...

This sounds delicious!! We are trying to cook more this year so of course I am on the lookout for delicious recipes to try. Thanks for this one, going to have to try it (:

Kait said...

Does the basset have an opinion on this soup? Other than it's chock full of GRUTEN...

Cece said...

Looks yummy!!! I pinned it.

Andrea said...

This looks so delicious and perfect for this rainy Pennsylvania day I'm having!

ANDYSTYLE said...

looks very yummy :)

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Because of Jackie said...

I sort of make a version of this soup all the time and it is so good! Perfect on a cold winters day with a hunk of yummy bread and butter;)

Allison said...

Yummmmmm. Perfect cold weather meal. Thanks for sharing!!

Denise Wertenberger said...

Thank you for the awesome soup recipe, Pam and Sarah! Great for this time of year!

Erin LFF said...

YUM! I could use some of that right now!! :) Thanks for sharing!