Minestrone With Italian Sausage

“I got this recipe from Taste of Home and recently made it. It is a tasty satisfying soup. I did use frozen green beans instead of the fresh. This recipe does make a lot, but it does freeze well and tastes great reheated.”
READY IN:
1hr 25mins
SERVES:
11
YIELD:
3 quarts
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In soup kettle, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the carrots, celery, leek and garlic; cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add zucchini and green beans; cook 2 minutes longer.
  4. Stir in broth, tomatoes, cabbage, basil, oregano and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat; cover, simmer for 45 minutes.
  7. Return to a boil, stir in garbanzo beans, pasta and parsley.
  8. Cook for 6-9 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
  9. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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