It seems weird for me to post a foodie recipe on a Monday for some reason – – Foodie Friday sounds so much better, but this recipe could not wait! I whipped up a huge pot of this Italian Turkey Sausage & Veggie Soup yesterday afternoon & can’t wait to serve it this week….plus enjoy the leftovers for lunch while I’m at school! So, I wish I could link you up with a specific recipe I used, but I came up with this one myself! I took a little from this recipe & then a little from that recipe until….VOILA! My own version of this light & tasty soup! Here are the details:Ingredients:
1 lb sweet Italian turkey sausage links (remove sausage from casings)
1/2 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup of diced carrots
1 can of white beans (drained, rinsed)
1 can of Italian style diced tomatoes
1 can of petite diced tomatoes
I large carton of chicken broth
Salt/Pepper/Italian Seasonings (I used Trader Joe’s Pizza blend!)
1 bag of spinach
- Saute onion and garlic in pot with a drizzle of olive oil until soft. 2. Add turkey sausage & once it starts to brown, add carrots until soft. 3. Sprinkle with Italian seasonings. 4. Add both cans of tomatoes, chicken broth, and beans. 5. Allow soup to come to a boil, reduce heat & let simmer for 20 minutes. 6. Turn up heat & add 1/2 bag of fresh spinach (or more). 7. Reduce heat (again) and serve topped with fresh grated parmesan and red pepper flakes. Enjoy!!!!
*** You can substitute kale for the spinach ***
Click HERE to view a very similar recipe from one of my fave foodie blogs – Iowa Girl Eats!