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Italian Sausage Soup is a hearty soup full of flavorful vegetables and pasta.

Italian Sausage Soup with Vegetables and Pasta

Italian Sausage Soup makes a hearty, but healthy meal. It's loaded with vegetables, pasta and lots of flavor. 
5 from 8 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 3 links Italian sausage pork, turkey or chicken
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¾ cup carrot slices
  • 3 cups chicken stock approximately
  • cup beans or peas cannelini, lima beans or blackeyed peas
  • 14.5 ounce canned tomatoes diced
  • 1.5 cup collard greens frozen, can use other greens
  • cup pasta
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in dutch oven.
  • Remove sausage from casings, crumble and add to olive oil, along with chopped onions.
  • Cook until sausage is done and onions are translucent.
  • Add carrots, Italian seasoning and enough stock to cover ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, beans, greens and additional stock to cover all ingredients.Cook 10-15 minutes on medium low, or until beans are done and greens are tender. 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, and pasta. Cook according to pasta package instructions.
  • If desired, garnish with chopped parsley and/or shavings of hard cheese, such as parmesan.

Notes

Adding rind of hard cheese (such as parmesan or romano) to simmer with soup adds a nutty, earthy taste. Before serving, remove remains of cheese rind. 
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