I have made minestrone in the past and it hasn’t been too impressive. I was determined to find a recipe that was full of flavor and here it is. I used hot Italian sausage in the soup and it added great flavor to all of the perfectly cooked veggies. Happy Eating!

Minestrone with Italian sausage


Minestrone with Italian sausage

Recipe thanks to Taste of Home

Yield: 11 Servings


1 pound Johnsonville Ground Sausage

1 large onion, chopped

2 large carrots, chopped

2 celery ribs, chopped

1 medium leek (white portion only), chopped

1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

3 garlic cloves, minced

6 cups beef broth

2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic

3 cups shredded cabbage

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup uncooked small…

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