During the cold Ohio winters I love making soups and stews. I also like to take my favorite summer foods and make them into soups. This time I took an Italian sausage and pepper sandwich and turned it into a soup. There are a few things I love about soups. They are filling, hearty, and it’s a great way to get your vegetables in without weighing you down.
What you’ll need:
- Three turkey Italian sausage links casing removed
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 2 green peppers diced
- 1 red pepper diced
- 1 sweet onion diced
- 3 Tbsp tomato paste
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 Tbsp celery seed
- 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 cups dry bow tie pasta (or your favorite kind of pasta)
- 1 Tbsp of French’s fried onions for garnish
- Combine sausage, vegetables, and 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a pot
- Cook the mixture until the vegetables are soft and the sausage is cooked
- Add tomato paste and incorporate into mixture
- Add seasonings and broth.
- Cook at a simmer for 20 minutes
- Cook pasta according to the instructions on the box
- Put some of the cooked pasta in the bowl and add soup over top
- garnish with fried onions and ENJOY!
I like to use other things besides crackers in my soups. It also will cut down on the calories and carbs. I use fried onions, baked tortillas, sesame sticks, etc