Rating: 4.69 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A quick and easy soup for a snowy day. Most of the ingredients are in your pantry. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese and serve with a hearty bread.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a stock pot over medium-high heat; cook and stir sausage and garlic in the hot oil until sausage is crumbly and evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.

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  • Mix tomatoes, navy beans, beef stock, chicken stock, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes into sausage mixture; bring to a boil. Add spinach and ditalini pasta and simmer until pasta is tender but firm to the bite, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 21.1g; fat 9.6g; cholesterol 21.9mg; sodium 926.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2019
Absolutely delicious. Leftovers taste even better. Have added this to my permanent recipe book! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2019
Absolutely delicious. Leftovers taste even better. Have added this to my permanent recipe book! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2016
3.16.16 I had some hot Italian sausage links in the freezer which needed to be used, so I just removed the casings and browned the sausage for this recipe. I don't use frozen spinach, but I did have fresh spinach on hand, so that was a minor change, and I did add salt and pepper. Otherwise, followed the recipe to the letter, and it was delicious. This is easy to make, has a good balance of ingredients, and t's loaded with good flavor. Don't think you can ask for much more from a recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2017
I made a double batch of this. Very good! I used hot turkey Italian sausage. I didn't have any beef stock, so I added just chicken stock and a couple of large tablespoons of better than bouillon roasted beef flavor base and it was delicious. Since this base is a concentrated paste and salty I didn't add any extra salt and it was perfect. Soup to me isn't soup without a few bay leaves so added those. I used mezze penne and cooked it for only 6 minutes separately and then added it in when I took it off of the stove. Nice recipe and is a keeper. I'm surprised that this recipe didn't have more reviews. It really is quite good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2021
Easy, tasty, one of my favorites. I usually use half pound sweet, half hot Italian sausage, and whichever broth on hand. Thanks for this delicious recipe! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2017
Yummy yummy. Everybody loved it in fact I have more beans soaking tonight and we will be eating this again tomorrow night with some good crusty bread. For the meat ingredient I added some of those little smokies sausages. Quick easy and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2021
I love all soups and can eat them in the summer or winter anytime of the year. I live in southern AZ and the temp in 110+ in the summer and soup is great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2016
yes will make again. Very good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2021
Good easy recipe! I used Isernios chicken Italian sausage and fresh spinach that I had on hand. Will definitely make again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2013
I used 1 1/2 lbs. sausage because we like meat in our soups. I did notice on leftovers for the next day that the spinach and pasta tended to soak up a lot of the stock so had to add more. Read More