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Summer Vegetable and Italian Sausage Soup
with pesto

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Build layers of flavors in this summery soup that starts with browned Italian sausage and is loaded with vegetables. A spoonful of pesto gives the soup a fresh, bright finish. This meal was last featured in 2020.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Basil Pesto:
  • Pine nuts - 2 Tbsp (sub walnuts or pecans)
  • Garlic - 1 clove , peeled
  • Basil, fresh - 1 1/2 oz
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
Summer Vegetable and Italian Sausage Soup:
  • Onions, medium - 1/2 , diced
  • Carrots - 8 oz , diced
  • Squash, yellow summer - 8 oz , diced (sub zucchini)
  • Sun-dried tomatoes in oil - 1/2 cup , drained and chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves , diced
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Italian sausage, loose and raw - 8 oz
  • Tomato paste - 3 Tbsp
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 5 cups
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Basil pesto (ingredients listed separately) - ~1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Make pesto - (Skip if made ahead for Tuesday.) Toast nuts in a dry skillet or frying pan until fragrant and golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Peel garlic cloves (portion for pesto). Place nuts, garlic, basil leaves, and lemon juice (portion for pesto) in a food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are well chopped. With food processor running, drizzle in olive oil (portion for pesto) until smooth. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Onions / Carrots / Squash / Sun-dried tomatoes / Garlic (portion for soup) - Prep as directed. Combine onions, carrots, and squash in one container. Store sun dried tomatoes and garlic in another container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven with olive oil (portion for soup) over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking apart, until browned and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Add onions, carrots, and squash with a pinch of salt. Saute until vegetables are beginning to soften ~5 minutes.

  3. Add garlic (portion for soup), sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and paprika and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. Pour stock over vegetables and bring to a simmer. Simmer soup until carrots and squash are tender, 8 to 10 minutes more.

  5. Stir lemon juice (portion for soup) into soup. Taste and season with some salt and pepper.

  6. Ladle soup into serving bowls. Stir a spoonful of pesto into each bowl of soup at the table. Enjoy!

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