Hearty Italian Sausage Soup For Winter

This soup makes 6 servings and it could be done in 50 minutes.  Preparation time is 10 minutes and you can cook it in 40 minutes.  Each serving of this soup contains 385 calories, 24.4g fats, 58mg cholesterol, 1259mg sodium, 22.5g carbohydrates, and 18.8g protein.  It has a total dietary fiber of 5.7g.


Italian sausage – 1 pound
Garlic (minced) – 1 clove
Beef broth – 2 (14 oz) cans
Italian-style stewed tomatoes – 1 (14.5 oz) can
Carrots (sliced) – 1 cup
Great Northern Beans (un-drained) – 1 (14.5 oz) can
Small zucchini (cubed) – 2 pieces
Spinach (packed, rinsed and torn) – 2 cups
Ground black pepper – 1/4 teaspoon
Salt – 1/4 teaspoon


1.  Put sausage and garlic in a stockpot or Dutch oven until brown.  Pour the broth and mix the tomatoes and carrots.  Add the salt and pepper to season.  Reduce heat and cover the mixture.  Allow it to simmer for about 15 minutes.

2.  Add the Great Northern Beans with liquid and the zucchini.  Stir.  Again, cover and simmer for another 15 minutes.  Make sure that the zucchini is tender.

3.  Once the zucchini is tender, remove from heat then add the spinach.  Cover the soup again in order to cook the spinach leaves.  After five minutes, this Italian sausage soup should be ready.  Serve while hot.