Sunday, January 1, 2017

Beats Bertucci's Sausage soup in flavor hands down

Beats Bertucci's Sausage soup in  flavor hands down and it's so simple to make you'll wonder why you've made it before

                        Sausage Soup Italian style

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   1      pound         sweet sausage - use chicken to make a healthier less greasy version
   2      cloves        garlic
   1      14 oz can     diced tomatoes
   1      30 oz         chicken broth
     1/2  bag           spinach
     1/2  cup           uncooked rice
     1/4  cup           Parmesan cheese

Use sausage without casings, scramble it in a dutch oven with the crushed garlic cloves.  Add broth and tomatoes, bring to a simmer.  If more broth is needed add it.  I added 1 more cup of water and a boullion cube.  Add rice, simmer another 20 minutes.  Wash and break up spinach, add to soup, let steam from soup cook spinach.  Sprinkle in some parmesan or mozzarella.

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NOTES : can use beef broth instead of chicken.
add a little zing with red pepper flakes.