Friday, December 09, 2005
RECIPE: Italian Sausage Soup
1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage, with casings removed.
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped.
1 (1pound) can chopped tomatoes with juice.
3 cups chicken broth.
1tsp. dried basil.
1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni.
1/4 tsp. salt
Cook the sausage, in a 2 quart saucepan over moderate heat, using a spoon to break the meat into small pieces.
Add the onion and continue cooking, uncovered for 5 minutes, or until onion is soft.
Add the tomatoes, chicken broth and basil, and bring to a boil.
Stir in the macaroni and simmer, covered for 10 minutes, or until the macaroni is tender.
Add salt and serve.
I like to top each serving with about 2tbs. grated parmesan cheese, and have a nice crusty bread which has been sliced and a little cheese sprinkled over, then broiled until the cheese melts.