Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pasta Soup with White Beans and Sausage

Pasta Soup with White Beans and Sausage recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
I realized this past week that my family has been on a huge sausage kick lately. I glanced through several recipes I've posted over the past month and there is sausage in almost everything. My cousin, Helene, gave me this recipe a year or two ago and that was the first time I can remember buying hot Italian sausage. I loved it from the very first taste. This soup is loaded with Italian flavor and full of beans, pasta and sausage. Helene's family calls this Pizza Soup, because the house smells fantastic while it is simmering.

This is the easiest soup in the world. The sausage and tomatoes provide most of the flavor and you need to add no spices at all. This is my go-to, "I'm in the mood for soup, but have nothing planned ahead of time" meal. It could also be called, "I need to have dinner on the table in half an hour." We all enjoy this and it is often on our menu. 

Pasta Soup with White Beans and Sausage - aka Pizza Soup 
Yield: 6 servings
(printable recipe)

1 lb hot Italian sausage
1 stalk celery, sliced thinly
14 oz can garlic stewed tomatoes
2 quarts or 8 cups beef broth
2 cups cooked white beans, or 1 can small white beans, drained
2/3 cup small shell pasta, I buy the tiny shells, they swell to at least triple their size when cooked

In a large pot, cook and crumble the sausage over medium heat. Drain completely and then add all remaining ingredients except the pasta. Bring to a boil and then add the pasta shells. Once it is boiling again, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Pasta Soup with White Beans and Sausage recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


19 comments:

  1. It's hard to beat simple and delicious - nice shot of it

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  2. I just bought some vegetarian sausage that I've been meaning to try but haven't quite gotten around to yet...this soup is the perfect excuse! Total comfort food.

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  3. Keep the sausage recipes coming! We don't eat enough of it around here in my book :)
    The soup looks wonderful. I'm made something similar before, but yours looks so much better!!

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  4. I'll trade you some of my comfort food for some of yours! Looks yummy.

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  5. I love sausage, but Ben won't eat it!

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  6. This does sound easy, delicious and hearty. I haven't had pasta soup in agges

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  7. Looks good! I made Zuppa Toscana for the guys in my Hubs poker club a couple of nights ago. I will have to try this one on them.

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  8. Oh Mary... this one has me drooling. Bookmarked!

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  9. Your soup looks yummy! I love bean soup and will have to make it with the sausage now.

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  10. Maybe it's the wet, cold temperatures plunging outside right now but this looks exceptionally good!

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  11. Mmm. this sounds wonderful Mary...and it looks pretty, too. I just bought a few packages of italian chicken sausage - this would be great for dinner tomorrow night. I need something easy and I think the girls would like this, too.

    BTW - I made your rice bowls with the pineapple and it was amazing...made that Teriyaki sauce from Jen's site, too. That is a new favorite flavor of mine - Pineapple in a stir fry...it was great:-)

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  12. Mmmm, looks delicious and simple; two perfect qualities for a warming winter soup. Will be trying this one out soon.

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  13. What a beautiful bowl of soup. Perfect for these colder days, even here in Phoenix :)

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  14. Great soup! One that I have to try, my family would love it.

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  15. All too often I feel that we forget about putting sausage into soup and it always tastes sooo good. Love the term of Pizza Soup!

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  16. I like the way that you have put all the pizza ingredients into a nice and beautiful home-cooked soup. This is simply delicious!

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  17. Hi Mary - ahh, I wished I came to see this post before dinner tonight. I have almost all these ingredients but didn't even come up a recipe like this. It would be a very nice comfort dish otherwise - we ended up eating leftover Japanese curry... I'll have to make it when I am back from my vacation. This looks like a wonderful soup for the family!

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  18. I have never had a pasta soup but this sounds hearty and yummy. Would definitely love to try this sometime this winter:)

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