Pasta E Fagioli (Italian soup) with Italian Sausage

INGREDIENTS

  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 1onion, chopped
  • 2cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1carrot, peeled & chopped
  • 1stalk celery, chopped
  • 1lb sweet Italian sausage linksor 1 lb hot Italian sausage, casing removed and crumbled (can use turkey sausage)
  • 2teaspoons dry oregano
  • 1tablespoon dry basil
  • 1 -2teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 12cups canned chopped tomatoes with juice
  • 3 -4cups vegetable stock or 3 -4 cups chicken stock
  • 1can progresso cannellini beans
  • 1cup ditalini or 1 cup small shell pasta
  • 2tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large heavy pot over medium high heat.
  2. Cook onion in oil 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in garlic, celery and carrots and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Add and brown crumbled sausage.
  5. Add basil, oregano and red pepper.
  6. Toss to coat.
  7. Stir in tomatoes and stock.
  8. Bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  10. If necessary, add an additional cup of stock or water and stir in beans and tiny pasta.
  11. Simmer for 6- 8 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  12. Stir in parsley and serve hot with grated Parmesan cheese.

source:allrecipes.com

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