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Sausage and Eggplant Soup

Sausage and Eggplant soup

Sausage and eggplant soup is a wonderful soup recipe to make because it’s full of flavor and a very hearty meal in a bowl {with a buttery crusty bread}.  It’s freezes well if you have any leftovers.

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Sausage Minestrone Soup

Sausage Minestrone Soup

This is a hearty soup year round.  It’s full of vegetables and just enough meat to make it into a meal.  The recipe is quite forgiving; adding or taking away certain vegetables will not ruin the soup.  The pesto is a key ingredient, do not forget to add it.  I used the Trader Joe’s brand, Trader Giotto’s Pesto alla Genovese, basil pesto.  Any pesto left, freeze it (in Tablespoon amount) to be used later.

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sausage minestrone soup ingredients Ingredients

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Ingredients

  • 12-16 oz sausage (mild or spicy)
  • 3 Tablespoons good olive oil + 2 teaspoons
  • 2 Tablespoons pesto
  • 2 cups onions, sliced
  • 2 cups fennel bulb, sliced
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 cup carrots sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup yellow/green zucchini, sliced
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans drained and rinsed (or cannelloni or black beans)
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes in juice
  • 4- 8 cups (7-14 oz) kale, coarsely chopped green leaves without the center stalk
  • 6 – 8 cups chicken broth
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese .

sausage minestrone soup

Directions

Step1:  Brown sausage in a large pot over medium-high heat;  transfer to a bowl. Step 2:  In the same large pot over medium-high heat, add 3 Tablespoons olive oil, garlic, onion, fennel, celery and carrot;  cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Step 3:  Add broth, diced tomatoes and cooked sausage, and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 10-15 minutes. Step 4 & 5:  Add beans, pesto, kale, salt and pepper, and simmer 5 minutes.

Step 6:  Saute zucchini in 2 teaspoons olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  *Note: I like to add cooked zucchini pieces when serving to keep them firm.

Garnish with parmesan cheese

pot of sausage minestrone soup

~ enjoy ~

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(this is a slight variation of Cuisine at Home recipe, Tuscan Minestrone soup)           ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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