Since Liam is starting to enjoy more finger foods and I’m making his puréed foods, we have an abundance of fresh produce laying around. This soup comes in handy when you need to get rid of those last few things in your pantry and fridge before the next grocery run!
Having a few jars of different tomatoes on hand in the pantry always makes for a great way to be creative on those weeknights when you don’t have a clue what to make for dinner. Beautiful things can come out of a can of tomatoes…this soup being a perfect example. Here are just a sample of more great weeknight soups:
- Quick Tortilla Soup
- Fiesta Black Bean Soup
- Hearty Vegetable Winter Soup
- Minestrone Soup
- Mini Ravioli Soup
Soups coming out of my ears! 🙂 Also, if you go ahead and make a double batch, you can always freeze the half for a rainy day!
Oh, and if you’d like a quick dessert idea…I’ve made a microwave chocolate mug cake over at Blissfully Domestic!
Italian Sausage Soup
inspired by Gimme Some Oven
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 12 ounce package italian sausage (I used al fresco fully cooked sausage)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 (28 ounce) entire can TuttoRosso Peeled Plum Shaped Tomatoes
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 6 cups water
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes or chicken broth concentrate packets
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup macaroni noodles
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach
- In a large pot over medium heat, sauté the onion and sausage in the olive oil until light brown (sausage) and translucent (onions).
- Meanwhile, quarter the plum tomatoes. Set aside the tomatoes and the juice from the can. Set aside.
- Add in the garlic, letting sauté for 1 minute.
- Add in the tomatoes, sweet potatoes, water, bouillon cubes, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes.
- Bring to a boil, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add in the noodles and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes or until the noodles are cooked.
- Once the noodles are done, add in the spinach until wilted.
- Serve warm with salt, pepper and parmesan or mozzarella cheeses.