Sausage and Spinach Soup With Rosemary Croutons

Sausage and Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons 580 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Sausage and Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons 580

Nothing heats up a cold winter night like a warm bowl of soup. Serve this quick version of Italian wedding soup with a tossed green salad. Dial up the heat by using hot Italian sausage and 1/4 tsp crushed hot pepper flakes.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2012

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 oz fresh Italian sausages casings removed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2/3 cups tubetti pasta
  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups cubed day-old Italian bread
  • 2 cups cubed day-old French baguette
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Method

In large saucepan, heat 1 tsp of the oil over medium-high heat; brown sausage, breaking up with wooden spoon, 5 to 6 minutes. With slotted spoon, remove sausage and set aside. Drain fat from pan.

Add garlic, onion, 1/2 tsp of the rosemary and 1/8 tsp of the pepper to pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 2 minutes.

Add broth and water. Return sausage to pan; cover and bring to boil. Add pasta; reduce heat to medium and cook until pasta is al dente, about 8 minutes. Turn off heat. Add spinach; stir just until wilted.

Meanwhile, toss bread with remaining oil, rosemary and pepper; spread on baking sheet. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Serve soup sprinkled with croutons and Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 768 mg
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 15 g
  • Calories 276.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Potassium 246 mg
  • Cholesterol 26 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 22 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 41.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 31.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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