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Sausage and Vegetable Soup

PREP TIME: 
10 mins
TOTAL TIME: 
30 mins
COOK TIME: 
20 mins
INGREDIENTS
  • 6 ounces rotini noodles
  • 5 Johnsonville Italian Sausage Links, grilled until cooked through and then sliced
  • 6 cups beef broth (vegetable broth also okay)
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 cup baby carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup canned or frozen green beans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian blend seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • fresh thyme or parsley and grated parmesan cheese optional

 

 

DIRECTIONS
  • Place noodles in a large pot and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 7-9 minutes until tender.
  • Drain noodles and set aside.
  • In a large pot combine broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, celery, onions, carrots, green beans, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes and stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for 10-12 minutes or until veggies are tender.
  • Stir in sausage and noodles.
  • Taste, add salt and pepper if needed, and serve.
  • Garnish with fresh thyme and grated parmesan cheese if desired.