As you can tell I’ve been on a bit of a soup binge lately. It’s been cold and rainy here in Portland and soup just seems to hit the spot. Today’s soup recipe is the last one for a bit and we are going to start into some recipes for your Thanksgiving Day menu.
Back in September I was invited to Wisconsin by Johnsonville Sausage for a fun blogger event. They spoiled us rotten! A group of select bloggers were invited to participate with them in their Blog for a Cause Holiday Event.
You can join me in their Blog for a Cause Event and together we can raise $1,000 for an organization of our choice. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post that you have tried a recipe with Johnsonville Sausage and they will donate $50.00 per comment up to $1,000. That means I need at least 20 of you to leave a comment. You can do that! The more the merrier though!
You can try today’s recipe for Italian Sausage Soup or you can try one of my other favorite sausage recipes listed at the bottom of the post or you can head over to Johnsonville Kitchen and try one of their recipes or use Johnsonville Sausage in one of your favorite sausage recipes. Just leave a comment here and let me know what recipe you tried.
Also, I’d love your suggestions on what non-profit I should donate the money to – leave a comment and let me know!!
I love to use Italian sausage in soup. I am not a big fan of hamburger so sausage is a nice alternative. It also gives the soup a better, richer flavor. Johnsonville has several different types of Italian sausage to choose from – sweet, mild, spicy. Choose your favorite!
This recipe is a nice hearty soup. Not only does it have sausage but zucchini, carrots, potatoes and cabbage. It is a good cold weather soup.
I used the mild Italian Sausage in this version. You can also play around with the seasonings a bit to your liking. I used basil, oregano, parsley and celery seed.
So give it a try and help raise $50.00 for charity! Just be sure and come back and leave a comment that you tried a recipe with Italian Sausage!
Check out a couple of my other favorite Italian Sausage recipes:
Baked Ziti with Spinach and Sausage (a family favorite!!)
Tortellini and Sausage Soup (one of my most requested recipes)
Italian Sausage Soup
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 lb. Italian sausage
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 onion, diced
7 C beef broth
1 1/2 C water
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp pepper
3 T fresh parsley, chopped or 1 Tbsp dried parsley
2 C cabbage, chopped
2 C zucchini, shredded
2 C potatoes, diced
1 C carrots, chopped
Shredded Parmesan cheese or additional cabbage to garnish top
Cook sausage in pan with onion and garlic. Break sausage into small pieces. Drain grease. In a pan add remaining ingredients (except for cheese and cabbage for garnish) and after sausage is completely cooked add it too. Simmer for about 1 hour uncovered. Garnish with cheese and or shredded cabbage.