Simple 30 Minute Recipes Italian Sausage Soup.

Italian Sausage Soup – it is a perfectly seasoned and richly flavored soup .

that’s a made with Italian seasoned pork sausage and filling orzo pasta and lots of tender fresh vegetables and plenty of herbs and garlic to season.

In a other words you’ll get plenty of rich and meaty and herbaceous flavor in every spoonful!

Flavorful Sausage Soup .

Who knows how many soup recipes are a already here on Cooking Classy but that list will be never end.

The Soups is just warm the soul.

Especially as it gets a colder and colder out and as the days seem to grow shorter with a lack of the glowing suns rays and even by dinnertime.

This soup is a combination of a few of my favorites.

while the leading a ingredient is Italian sausage.

It is a brings so much flavor to this is simple soup and doesn’t a require hours of simmering to build up flavor.

It’s an simple soup that’s a perfect for a busy day.

And there are a lot of ways to a adapt .

the recipe and use up what you’ve a got on hand.

I’ll a share all plenty of ideas below.

Then of course make it exactly as is and you’ll have a perfectly enjoyable and simply satisfying sausage soup!

Italian Sausage Soup Recipe is Ingredients and Substitutes

Olive oil: Another neutral flavored oil like avocado oil and even vegetable oil will work.

Italian sausage: Plain pork sausage could be a substituted then just up the Italian seasoning to 2 1/2 tsp and add 3/4 tsp fennel seeds if you have them.

Yellow onion: A red onion will a work if that’s what you have.

Carrots: Preferably don’t a omit the carrots.

If you are up for a experimenting you can try parsnips.

Celery: Another ingredient not to a omit.

It is really builds up the overall background flavor of the soup.

Bell pepper: I use to red bell pepper but any color will work.

Garlic: If you don’t have a fresh garlic you could use 1 1/2 tsp dried granulated and just keep in mind it never tastes as fresh .

Chicken broth: I recommend using a low-sodium so you have more control over the salt.

beef broth could be substituted .

A Vegetable broth and beef broth could be substituted .

Tomato sauce: In some a countries also known as pasta.

A Crushed tomatoes would also work here too.

Canned diced tomatoes: If needed a fresh tomatoes could work here as well if that’s what you have. Use 3 diced Rom tomatoes.

Italian seasoning: You could also just use a 1/2 tsp dried basil 1/2 tsp dried oregano and 1/2 tsp dried rosemary and marjoram.

Dry orzo pasta: See variation notes below on a substitutes.

Fresh basil and parsley: Preferably stick with fresh herbs if a possible.

You don’t a absolutely have to use both and you could use one and the other.

Salt and pepper: Season to taste.

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For extra flavor try it with homemade chicken stock.

How to Make Italian Sausage Soup.

Heat oil in pot: A Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

The Break sausage into chunks into pot.

A Brown sausage transfer: Let brown on bottom about 3 minutes.

then turn and break up sausage and cook a until no longer pink.

Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and leave rendered fat in pot over medium-high heat.

Reserve fat: You should a have about 1 Tbsp fat in pot and if needed add a little more olive oil and drain off excess fat if there’s too much.

Saute vegetables: Add onions, carrots, celery and bell pepper and saute until starting to soften and about 6 minutes.

A Add garlic and saute 1 minute longer.

The Add liquids and season: Pour in broth, tomato sauce, tomatoes, and add Italian seasoning.

The Return sausage to pot and season mixture with salt and pepper to taste .

Simmer: Bring to a simmer then cover and reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer 5 – 10 minutes until a veggies are almost soft.

Cook orzo in soup: Add orzo a Cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally.

A Cook until nearly all dente. About 8 minutes.

Cool with ice if a desired and add fresh herbs Remove from heat.

The Stir in a some ice if you want to help stop the orzo from cooking and getting mushy.

Stir in a fresh parsley and basil.

Serve: Serve warm and topping servings with grated Parmesan if desired.

Can this soup be frozen?

Yes this is soup will freeze well.

If you don’t like a soggy pasta then cook and freeze separately .
Freeze up to 3 months.

Can I use a another type of meat?

Yes you could use a another type of ground meat in place of sausage.

You could use a plain pork sausage as noted above and Italian turkey sausage or ground beef.

Variatons .

Add other vegetables such as zucchini and kale and spinach.

Try it with a another pasta such as ditalini, elbow, and acini de pepe.
and replace pasta with cheese tortellini.

The Substitute diced cauliflower in place of the orzo to cut some of the carbs.

Season with a other fresh herbs in place of dried Italian seasoning.

Rosemary and oregano are other great options and add to taste.

Make it spicy by using hot Italian sausage and adding red pepper flakes to taste.

If you are want it a little more stew-like use 1 cup orzo.

Also read : How to make Chinese Rice Soup – quick and easy .

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