Saturday, January 9, 2010

snow days...and sausage soup

We had our first snow day yesterday...this steamy, brothy, hearty soup was just the ticket for dinner. It's soooo yummy!
Sausage Soup
It simmers nearly 2 hours, but it's so worth the wait!

1 lb. ground hot turkey sausage
1 big onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
8 cups chicken broth
14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes (with juice)
8-oz. can tomato sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
2 t. Italian seasoning
1/2 c. dried orzo pasta

In a big soup pot, brown & drain sausage well. Add onion, carrots, celery, chicken broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic & seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover & simmer for an hour. Add uncooked orzo pasta, return to boiling, then simmer, uncovered for half hour to an hour. Enjoy!


Dogwood said...

Don't you just love to cook a pot of soup on a cold snowy day. Your soups sounds very similar to the cook I made on January 1st. I also added one potatoe and a can of black beans.

Have a nice fun weekend.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Great pictures. Are they going in your next calendar? And one more thing....Don't be sending that snow my way! (The soup sounds warming -- just what we need these days).

Christy said...

I love a good soup recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Sounds awesome!

Run Lori Run said...

This soup looks great and my husband loves anything with sausage in it!

nic said...

i am a Devoted Fan of Soup, and this one sounds perfect for warming up a bleak january day.


Farmgirl Paints said...

Well that sounds just yummy. Thanks for sharing:) said...

Thats the perfect soup for such cold weather!