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Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup
with mushrooms / spinach

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With classic, clean Italian flavors, this soup is a great make-ahead dinner or lunch. This recipe was first featured in 2018.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup:
  • 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 (use mild or spicy) - 12 oz
  • 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 - 3 cups
  • Tomatoes, diced and preferably fire-roasted (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Baby spinach - 5 oz

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Prep

  1. Onions / Carrots / Garlic - Prep as directed. Combine onions and carrots. Store garlic separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Mushrooms - Slice mushrooms. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven with oil over medium heat. Stir in onions, carrots, garlic, and mushrooms and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add sausage and saute until sausage is breaking apart and nearly cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato paste, oregano, basil, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, ~1 minute more.
  4. Pour stock and tomatoes (including liquid) over sausage and aromatics. Add bay leaves. Bring to a simmer.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove and discard bay leaves. Taste soup and season with some salt and pepper.
  7. Divide soup between serving bowls. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (82)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (10)

Most Helpful

So good!!! Instant favorite. Putting this on our frequent rotation list for the fall and winter :-)

By: Talia
Posted: Sep 27, 2021
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

39 reviews

Excellent quick soup on a cooler day. Awesome Italian flavors combine to make it nice and hearty!

By: Jocelyn
Posted: Mar 03, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Soooo good!

By: Christopher
Posted: Mar 02, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

A tiny bit on the spicy side for our taste. Kids (9yo) were so-so due to the mushrooms, but the adults liked it.

By: Sara
Posted: Dec 02, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really good soup! Loved the spoonful of ricotta. Didn't have lentils so I just doubled the mushrooms and it didn't feel lacking.

By: Julie
Posted: Nov 07, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Used spiral pasta instead of lasagne noodles. No other modifications.

By: Teresa
Posted: Oct 20, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Very good. I used 1 lb of sausage and left out the mushrooms, but did everything else as written. I did make the soup base the night before and just had to heat up and add noodles and spinach before dinner. I added a sprinkle of nutmeg to the ricotta for a little wow factor.

By: Barbie
Posted: Oct 19, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful