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Italian Sausage Minestrone Recipe


You are going to LOVE this hearty soup!  Pair it with some fresh bread and it is sure to be a family favorite.


  • 1 lb spicy Italian sausage, casings removed
  • Olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 8 oz french green beans, trimmed and cut
  • 12 oz frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
  • 2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt & pepper (small dash to taste)
  • 6 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup small pasta such as mini Farfalle or elbow macaroni
  • 1 15-oz can chickpeas
  • 1 cup chopped parsley leaves
  • 7 large fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmagiano Reggiano


  1. Spray a non-stick pan with very little oil. Heat the pan on medium-high and brown the sausage until it is fully cooked. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of oil and saute the chopped onion and celery for a brief 2-3 minutes or so. Now toss in the chopped garlic; saute for a few more seconds then add the green beans, artichoke hearts, canned tomatoes, dried oregano and a small dash of salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Now add the cooked sausage and broth; stir to combine. Continue to cook on medium-high heat for another 10 minutes.
  3. Lower the heat to medium-low; cover and let simmer for another 15 minutes.
  4. Uncover to add the pasta, chickpeas, and parsley. Raise the heat back to high and cook uncovered for another 8-9 minutes (pasta should cook to al dente).
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the fresh basil.
  6. Transfer to serving bowls and garnish each with a little Parmaginao Reggiano! Enjoy with a side of your favorite bread.


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  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Minestrone, Minestrone Soup with Sausage