This is really a complete meal - a hearty soup made with Italian sausage, tinned tomatoes, beef stock and pasta. A warming dish that's easy to make. Use any small pasta shape you like.
This is an excellent recipe. It was quick and easy. My sons ages 12 and 13 made it for supper. We all really enjoyed it. The meats seasoned the entire broth without any spices added. 5 stars! - 20 Jul 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I was tempted to use italian flavored stewed tomatos for some additional flavor but I am glad I didn't. The sausage flavors the broth more than enough without the additional spices. Since my family doesn't care for a lot of chuncky tomato, I substituted 1 large can of crushed tomatoes for 1 can of stewed tomatoes. The flavor and consistency of the broth was perfect. The one thing I plan on trying the next time I make this is to replace the rotini noodles with cheese filled tortilini noodles. I think this would be a great variation on an already great soup. - 16 Oct 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I tried this one night when desperately seeking a recipe that would use only items I had in the cabinet or freezer. This one fit the bill, and was tastier than I expected for something so easy and quick. It's not gourmet, but it's hot, very tasty, almost unbelievably fast, and filling. That's usually everything I'm looking for on a fall evening after work. To suit my own tastes, I threw in a brick of frozen spinach along with the sausage and onions, and let that cook in as well -- added to appearance, nutrition and flavor. - 28 Sep 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)