Thursday, April 9, 2009

Slow Cooking Thursday - Italian Sausage Soup

(For more SCT recipes visit our hostess Sandra)

Italian Sausage Soup

For the Meatballs:
1 pound mild Italian sausage, casings removed
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

For the Soup:
4 cups chicken broth
1 Tblsp. tomato paste
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 cup mini pasta shells
1 bag (10-oz) baby spinach leaves
grated Parmesan cheese
salt to taste

Combine all meatball ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Form mixture into marble-size balls.

Combine broth, tomato paste, garlic and red pepper flakes in 4-6 quart crockpot. Add meatballs. Cover; cook on Low 5 to 6 hours.

hirty minutes before serving, add pasta. When pasta is tender, stir in spinach leaves. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

(Photo & Recipe From Disney Family Food)
Click HERE for printable recipe


Renee said...

This sounds so delicious! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try the recipe; my family will love this!


Blessed Beyond said...

Oh yummy! This sounds really good. Thank you for sharing!

Raggedy Girl said...

I was just stopping by to see what you were up to. For some silly reason my hand, which was so much better, is really hurting today so I am not up to typing. So I made this little message to let you know I still came by...and I loved your post because I always do!

Roberta Anne...The Raggedy Girl

Jen said...

This sounds really good. Thank you for sharing. How is your garden coming? We are getting ready to plant ours. My Hubby will be buying a new "toy". A tiller! He is very excited.

Conny said...

sounds like a great recipe! and you have a lovely blog (I'm a first time visitor).

Sandra said...

YUM this sounds delicious!

Snow White said...

that sounds delicious. I'll add it to my menu :) Happy Easter!

Joan said...

That looks just divine!!! What a great new soup for the slow cooker. Cant wait to try it with some crusty italian bread!! Yummy! Have a wonderful blessed Easter!

This Country Girl said...

This sounds SO good! My hubby loves Italian sausage! I'll have to print this out for future use! Thanks for sharing!


Conny said...

Stopping by to say I bookmarked your page on my google reader - I love meeting like-minded ladies who love God, their husbands, and life. :) Happy Easter!

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

Mmmm, yummy. Will certainly add this one to my soup collection.

Mrs. B