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A white bowl of Italian Sausage Orecchiette Soup garnished with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Italian Sausage Orecchiette Soup


Description

Loaded with spicy sausage, fresh spinach and a kick of Parmesan cheese, this savory, Italian Sausage Orecchiette Soup, is guaranteed to warm you up on chilly nights without keeping you tied to the kitchen for hours. It’s a timesaving, one-pot soup recipe that doesn’t compromise on taste, making it perfect for busy weeknights or whenever a quick, hearty meal is needed.


Ingredients

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  • 1-pound hot Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1/4 white or yellow onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups passata
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups orecchiette pasta
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat a deep pot over medium heat. Remove the sausage from the casing and add it to the pot. Break it apart as it browns.
  2. Once the sausage is almost fully cooked, add the minced onions and garlic. Cook for an additional minute.
  3. Pour in the passata, season with salt and pepper, then add the chicken stock. Increase the heat to nearly a boil.
  4. Add the orecchiette pasta, stirring well. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Loosely cover the pot and allow the pasta to cook to just al dente, about 8 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent sticking.
  5. When the pasta is almost al dente, add the fresh spinach and Parmesan cheese. Stir well and cook for another minute to let the spinach wilt.
  6. Ladle the soup into bowls, garnishing with additional Parmesan cheese.
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This Italian Sausage Orecchiette Pasta Soup recipe is a go-to for its simplicity, and bold Italian flavors. Loaded with spicy sausage, fresh spinach and a kick of Parmesan cheese, this savory soup is guaranteed to warm you up on chilly nights without keeping you tied to the kitchen for hours. It’s a timesaving, one-pot soup recipe that doesn’t compromise on taste, making it perfect for busy weeknights or whenever a quick, hearty meal is needed. Seriously, this homemade pasta soup can be on your dinner table in about 20 minutes! #soup #soupseason #souprecipe #pasta #quickrecipes #easyrecipe #onepotmeals #foodtok

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Notes

  • Bulk sausage can be used instead of link. Link sausage tends to have more flavor.
  • For more controlled spice, use mild Italian sausage and season to taste with crushed red pepper.
  • Be sure to remove the sausage from the casing prior to browning.
  • This meat chopper works great to break apart the sausage.
  • Feel free to add your favorite vegetables. Carrots, bell peppers and/or white beans are great additions.
  • Substitute the passata with crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce.
  • Use any small pasta shape you have on hand.
  • Once the pasta is added, stir the soup often to ensure the pasta does not stick to the bottom.
  • If you notice the pasta is soaking up a lot of the liquid, add a touch more stock.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs like basil and parsley, if you desire.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat gently with a bit more stock.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Soup, Dinner
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: American

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