Minestrone Soup

The leaves are changing color, the nights are cooler, nothing better than a cup of hot steaming soup and a crusty piece of sourdough bread.

Iowa Girl Eats


1/2 lb spicy Italian sausage
4 cups water*
2 cups marinara sauce
1 beef bullion cube
3 cups vegetables (I used 1 cup each zucchini, corn and frozen peas)
2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
couple grinds black pepper
1/2 cup small dried pasta


Brown and crumble sausage in a large soup pot until cooked through. Drain if a lot of fat remains in the pot. Stir in water, marinara sauce, beef bullion, parmesan cheese and seasonings. Bring to a boil, cover, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until vegetables are cooked through. Add in pasta and simmer, uncovered, until done.

*Pasta will soak up some of the liquid as it cools, so may need to add more water or beef broth when reheating.

The spicy marinara sauce and sausage gave this soup substance, while the veggies keep it light.


About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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