Friday was soup and sandwich night. We have one about two or three times a month. I tried a new soup from Taste of Home's Heartwarming Soup Book. I love this book. We have had so many delicious soups from it. This recipe was sent in by Brenda Thomas of Springfield, Missouri, and I must really thank her because my family loved it. My son-in-law walked in and asked what smelled so good.
Pasta Fagioli Soup
1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed, crumbled
1 small onion, chopped
1-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups water
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces chicken broth
3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup fresh spinach leaves, cut into strips
5 teaspoons shredded Parmesan cheese
In a large saucepan, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In the same pan, saute onion in oil until tender. Ad garlic; saute 1 minute longer
Add the water, beans, tomatoes, broth, macaroni and pepper; bring to a boil. Cook for 8 - 10 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
Reduce heat to low; stir in sausage and spinach. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Garnish with Parmesan cheese. Yield 5 - 6 servings
This is a thick delicious soup that is very quick to make. I forgot the Parmesan cheese for the top until we had already emptied the pot but it was still yummy. Sorry that I didn't get a picture but it disappeared too fast. This one is definitely a keeper for my soup file.