About this recipe: A minestrone soup is usually a mishmash of ingredients. This one is no different. The soup is made with Italian sausage, vegetables, pasta and herbs, then topped with Parmesan to serve.
Is a fresh sausage that is spiced with fennel and/or anise. If this is unavailable, substitute in any highly flavoured sausage.
I stumbled across Stacey Kauffman's Sicilian Sauage Soup recipe about a year and a half ago (on a search for an interesting minestrone), and I've been making it about once a month ever since! It's been a big hit with friends and family, and I often get requests for it. The only modification I make is, I add a few cloves of chopped garlic to the mix. But with or without the garlic, it's a darn tasty soup! - 09 Oct 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is AMAZING soup. I used turkey sausage & added about 4 cups of Kale at the very end and simmered it for 3 extra minutes. OMG Perfection!! Thank you!!! - 29 Sep 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was a really good soup! I doubled the amount of sausage, broth, and tomatoes, but left the amount of veggies the same. I also added a little garlic and crushed red pepper. We will definitely make this again! - 25 Sep 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)