Smoked Sausage Minestrone Smoked Sausage Minestrone

Smoked Sausage Minestrone | Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Alanna Davey Image by: Maya Visnyei

For a cheesy crostini garnish, sprinkle toasted slices of baguette with shredded cheddar and bake in 375°F oven until cheese is melted.

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 6 hours & 30 minutes
  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 450 g smoked sausages (such as kielbasa)
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 8 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 sweet red pepper , diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup tubetti pasta or orzo
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Method

In slow cooker, combine sausage, carrots, celery, onion, parsley sprigs, bay leaves, Italian seasoning, pepper, broth and water; cover and cook on low until vegetables are tender, 6 to 8 hours.

Discard parsley and bay leaves; using slotted spoon, transfer sausage to cutting board. Add red pepper, peas and pasta to slow cooker; cover and cook on high until red pepper is tender and pasta is al dente, 15 to 20 minutes.  

Meanwhile, slice sausage crosswise into rounds; return to slow cooker. Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with chopped parsley (if using). Serve with crusty bread or cheesy crostini.
 

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 744 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 25 g
  • Calories 336
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Potassium 593 mg
  • Cholesterol 51 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 37 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 18
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 70
  • Vitamin C 125
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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