Colorful, flavorful and delicious.
Although it's roots are Italian, we omit the beans, cabbage, zucchini and fresh herbs to create an american version of the nourishing classic minestrone.
- 1 cup carrots
- 1 cup onion
- 1 cup celery
- 16 ounces of diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
- 1 pound Italian mild sausage (casings removed)
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 shallot sliced
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 2 cups uncooked macaroni
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Parsley to garnish
Saute sausage until completely cooked, breaking up into small pieces. Set aside.
Saute carrots, onion and celery in oil for 8 minutes. Add garlic, shallots and 1 cup of water. Saute for another 8 minutes or until vegetables soften.
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Set aside.
In a soup pot, add tomatoes, chicken broth, salt & sausage. Next, add saute vegetable mixture & basil. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Just before serving add macaroni.
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