Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Time for Sausage Soup!

There is a “special” on Italian Sausage in my local grocery store. Quickly, I envision a pot of thick, savoury, Sausage Soup simmering on my stove. This easy to prepare soup tastes great and smells so good on any chilly winter day! There are few ingredients and it is so easy to prepare.


Cook Time: About 30 - 45 minutes – I let it simmer longer.

1 lb. Sweet Italian Sausage removed from casings
3 cans “College Inn” Light and Fat Free Chicken Broth (14 ½ oz. each)
1 cup White Rice
1 can Diced Tomatoes, (14 ½ oz.) undrained
1 box Chopped Frozen Spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

1. Brown sausage in a skillet after removing from casings. Break meat into pieces as it is browning.
2. Place cooked meat in large pot or dutch oven. Add chicken broth and heat.
3. Add in rice, tomatoes, chopped spinach and black pepper and bring to a simmer.
4. COOK 12-15 minutes or until rice is tender.

After dinner there will be many remaining servings in the pot. A couple of servings will be stored in my fridge. Fortunately, my freezer always has a little more space and this soup stores well in the freezer. After the extra soup has cooled, it will be placed in Ziploc Storage containers, labeled and then placed in my freezer.

The rice does absorb the liquid, so additional broth will be added before serving again.

Whenever we want another bowl of this hearty, colorful and scrumptious Sausage Soup (click here), I defrost the soup overnight in my fridge. Before heating, place the contents in a small pot along with about 10 oz. of additional Chicken Broth. More broth if desired. Reheat and it will be ready to eat.

Smells so good!
We always enjoy eating it!


Carol said...

Sounds so good! We love soup at our house, especially since it's been so cold!

Anonymous said...

We also love soup in our house. This sounds good. Thanks again for another wonderful recipe.

Kathleen said...

I love soup. This one sounds super yummy. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!