Pasta Sausage Soup
Soup is a great addition to any healthy diet. It gives flavor along with rich nutrition usually without adding a lot of calories to your diet.
This Pasta Sausage Soup makes a myriad of varieties by simply switching up the type of sausage you use (did you know we now have many varieties of sausage?) If you want spicy, try our Hot Italian Sausage. Want more of a Mexican flavor? Try it with our Wyoming Legacy Meats Chorizo.
The sausage makes a difference – and gives this basic recipe variety. Stop by the shop at 74 Road 2AB to find out more about the varieties we carry to make this soup your own!
- 1 lb. bulk sausage cooked
- 1 med onion chopped
- 1 med garlic clove diced
- 1 med green bell pepper chopped
- 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 tbs Worchestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp basil (dried)
- 2 tsp thyme (dried)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups bowtie pasta
Cook sausage in a large pot or dutch oven. If you have a variety of sausage in casings, remove the casings and slice into pieces.
Remove sausage and drain the drippings, reserving a small amount to use to cook the vegetables and garlic.
Saute onion and green pepper until tender and add garlic. Cook until garlic begins to brown (shouldn't take too long - a minute or so).
Add the rest of the ingredients except for the pasta and bring to a boil. Then turn down to simmer for 15-30 minutes.
At this point, you can remove this from the heat and let cool and store as a cook-ahead meal (or freeze it). When ready to finish the soup make sure it's hot on the stove before moving to the last step.
Add pasta and cook in the soup until al dente. Serves 8-12 depending on the size of bowls you use (and if you have any teenagers in the house).