Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup
with mushrooms / spinach
- Onions, medium - 1, diced
- Carrots - 8 oz, chopped
- Garlic - 4 cloves, chopped
- Mushrooms, any button - 8 oz, sliced (look for pre-sliced)
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Sausage, Italian and raw - 8 oz (use mild or spicy)
- Tomato paste - 2 Tbsp
- Oregano, dried - 1 tsp
- Basil, dried - 1/2 tsp
- Italian seasoning - 1/2 tsp
- Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp
- Stock, any type - 4 cups
- Tomatoes, diced and preferably fire-roasted (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
- Bay leaves - 2
- Baby spinach - 5 oz
- Olives, pitted Kalamata - 1/2 cup (sub any type of olives)
- Heat a Dutch oven with oil over medium heat. Stir in onions, carrots, garlic, and mushrooms and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add sausage and saute until sausage is breaking apart and nearly cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes.
- Stir in tomato paste, oregano, basil, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, ~1 minute more.
- Pour stock and tomatoes (including liquid) over sausage and aromatics. Add bay leaves. Bring to a simmer.
- Simmer soup for 5 to 7 minutes to let flavors come together. Stir in spinach leaves and let simmer until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes more.
- Remove bay leaves. Taste soup and season with some salt and pepper.
- Divide soup between serving bowls. Serve with olives on the side. Enjoy!
I would definitely brown the sausage first, remove it and drain off the grease, because without this step, I found the soup to be rather greasy but still... super super delicious! I also used the Gigli pasta from TJ’s and made it separately and added to my bowls instead of letting them in there to soak up all of the liquid! I also added more stock, because I prefer soupy vs. stewy. All based on others reviews that I found helpful. So good!!0 Helpful
Awesome. All family members ate this and loved it. Going on repeat.0 Helpful
Add a pinch of dried fennel. Canned cherry tomatoes work exquisitely well here too.0 Helpful
I’ve made this twice and wish both times that I used a different noodle than the lasagna noodle. Elbow pasta would work better and taste just the same. Definitely keep the pasta out of leftovers though.0 Helpful
Made this with the boyfriend the same week as the mushroom, sausage, and butternut squash saute. MMMMMmmm!0 Helpful
Yum! And so easy and quick to put together.0 Helpful