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SAUSAGE MINESTRONE SOUP

Smoked Sausage Minestrone Soup - TSLCThis Sausage Minestrone Soup is great any time. Just add your favorite grilled cheese, muffins or cornbread for a meal.  You could substitute chicken or just about any meat in this soup. We love it on a cold day because it is such comfort food.

1 (16 ounce) package smoked sausage, cut in rounds

1/4 cup butter or 4 tablespoons

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1 medium onion, peeled and chopped

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped carrots

1 (15.25 ounce) can black beans, rinsed (could use kidney beans, chili beans or just about any kind of beans)

2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 cups rotini pasta, uncooked (could use macaroni or shells)

Brown the sausage, green pepper, onion and celery in the butter in a skillet on top of the stove.  Remove and add to your soup pot along with carrots, beans, chicken broth, tomatoes, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.  Bring to a boil, cover and turn down to simmer for about 30 minutes or until carrots are cooked.  Add the pasta and cook for another 10 to 12 minutes until pasta is tender.  This soup keeps well in the fridge for several days and is good reheated.  Makes about 10 to 12 servings. Enjoy!

You can find other soup recipes here: Soups and Stews

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TOP THREE RECIPES FROM LAST WEEK

Santa Fe Stew, pineapple fritters and peanut butter balls topped the chart last week for our top three recipes.   I have combined all the visits from Pinterest, Facebook, and around the internet. Clicking on the name of the recipe under the photo will take you to the recipe page.  You can find top recipes for previous weeks here.    Enjoy!

Crock Pot Santa Fe Stew TSLC

Crock Pot Santa Fe Stew

Pineapple Fritters TSLC

Pineapple Fritters

Crunchy Peanut Butter Balls - TSLC (2)

Peanut Butter Balls

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TOP THREE RECIPES FROM LAST WEEK

Soup, cornbread and chicken topped the chart last week for our top three recipes.   I have combined all the visits from Pinterest, Facebook, and around the internet. Clicking on the name of the recipe under the photo will take you to the recipe page.  You can find top recipes for previous weeks here.    Enjoy!

TSLCMexicanCornbread

Mexican Cornbread

TSLCSwissChicken

Swiss Chicken Casserole

TSLCCornChowder

Savory Corn Chowder

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SAUSAGE AND SPINACH SOUP

Sausage, Spinach and Pasta Soup - TSLCThis Sausage and Spinach Soup is great anytime.  We love it with my recipe for fried cornbread.  I love having soup made and in the refrigerator that I can reheat for lunch.  This is good with grilled cheese, too, or just add your favorite shredded cheese on top of the soup.

1 (14 ounce) package Smoked Sausage, sliced in rounds (Could use Italian or Polish, too)

1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil

3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

1 medium onion, chopped

2 medium sized carrots, scraped and sliced

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach

1 (15.5 ounce) can red beans, drained and rinsed (could use pintos or even navy beans)

1 cup small pasta shells (could use whatever pasta you like)

Brown the sausage in the olive oil.  Drain if needed.  In a large pot combine sausage, chicken broth, onion, carrots, celery and spices.  Add the beans and bring to boil, turn down to simmer and let cook until carrots and celery are cooked. This takes about 20 minutes.  Add pasta shells and baby spinach and cook 10 to 15 more minutes until pasta is tender.  Makes about 2 1/2 quarts of soup.  Keeps well in the refrigerator for several days. Enjoy!

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Chicken Tortellini Soup.

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