Minestrone Soup with Sausage

    Minestrone Soup with Sausage

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    1hr15min


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    About this recipe: This minestrone soup is deliciously hearty. Sausagemeat is simmered with vegetables, pasta and kidney beans. Feel free to spice up the soup with more crushed chillies, if desired.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 450g Italian sausage (fennel seed seasoned), casings removed
    • 250g chopped onion
    • 185g sliced carrots
    • 1 stick celery with leaves, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed chillies
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1.2 litres chicken stock
    • 1 (410g) tin kidney beans, drained
    • 110g uncooked pasta shells

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook the sausagemeat until evenly browned and break into pieces.
    2. Stir in the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, basil, rosemary, crushed chillies and sage. Continue cooking 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
    3. Mix in tomatoes and cook until heated through. Stir in the stock and beans. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes.
    4. Stir pasta into soup and continue cooking 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente.

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