Minestrone Soup w/Italian Chicken Sausage

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 298.3
  • Total Fat: 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,201.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.6 g
  • Protein: 22.2 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1 lb sweet Italian chicken sausage
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 onion, chopped
    2 ribs celery, chopped
    1 carrot, chopped
    1 can (16oz) reduced sodium vegetable broth
    1 can (6oz) tomato paste
    1 can (14.5oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can (15oz) no salt added corn
    1/2 cup green beans
    3 Tbsp pearl barley
    1 cup whole wheat pasta elbows
    shredded parmesan cheese, optional


1. Cut sausage into bite size pieces. Heat large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage, garlic, onion, and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until vegetables are softened and sausage is no longer pink. Remove from pan, draining off as much fat as possible, and place sausage mixture in 4-6 qt crock pot.
2. Add carrot, broth, tomato paste, beans, corn (well drained), green beans, barley, and 4 cups water to cooker. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
3. Cover and cook on high 2 to 3 hours or on low 4 to 6 hours. Prepare pasta according to package instructions and drain. Stir pasta during last half hour of cook time. Serve soup sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ID4DOBBS.