Minestrone soup with sausage

This minestrone soup with sausage is a family favorite and a great way to introduce vegetables to the little ones at home.

A hearty and warm soup loaded with nutritious vegetables and savoured with Italian sausage, this for sure will become your fall-winter favorite soup too!

This minestrone soup with sausage is my fall and winter winner recipe. Is easy, low cost, delicious, and highly nutritious.

I started preparing this soup many years ago when Max (my husband) told me that when he felt cold he always craved minestrone but truth to be told, I did not like that dish very much back then, so I decided to make my own version of minestrone and add some meat on it.

Sometimes I add any ground meat like beef, pork or even chicken and turkey. But when I want something really to the top, I like to add salsiccia (italian sausage). It really takes this soup to the next level.

This soup is full of flavor thanks to the vegetables, as well as the combination of fresh herbs, Max my husband loves it and not a cold season goes by without him preparing it or asking me to at least once a week.

We normally eat this minestrone soup with sausage accompanied by warm toasted bread, but we also like to add pasta, rice and even quinoa on it, it is very versatile and also perfect for using the vegetables that are sitting in your fridge for ages.

Minestrone Soup With Sausage Recipe

You can find the ingredients list below, in the recipe card.

In a soup pot or large pan heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for over a minute. Add the sausage and use a wooded spoon to break them into pieces. Cook until sausage is not longer pink (about 5-6 minutes).

Meat already sautéed.

Turn the heat to high and add the tomatoes, sauté for 2-3 minutes, season with salt and pepper then pour in 4 cups (1 lt) hot water.

Meat sautéed with tomatoes.

Add the fresh herbs and bring to a boil.

Add the vegetables and peas, if you see there’s more need of water add more aswell to cover all ingredients. Turn the heat to medium and cover the pot.

Minestrone soup with sausage and vegetables in a pot.

Cook for about 25 minutes or until the veggies are tender. Adjust with salt and pepper, turn off the heat and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • If you want a completely vegetarian dish you can omit the meat, but in this case my suggestion is that you also add vegetable broth instead of hot water.
  • Vegetables can vary depending on the season and you have available at home. I have added green beans, chayote, broccoli, leeks, corn, kale, mushrooms, spinach, etc.
  • The type of meat can vary, I have prepared this soup with ground turkey or chicken breast, beef, pork and like now, Italian sausage. Any meat is fine as long as it is minced.
  • For a particular and delicious flavor you can add a chipotle chilli, it works great.
  • You can serve this minestrone soup with sausage accompanied by a few drops of lime juice, or a drizzle of olive oil, fresh cheese cubes, a little sprinkled Parmigiano (as my husband prefers), or chopped green chilli peppers, avocado, etc.
Minestrone served with pasta

How To Store

Place your minestrone soup leftovers on a plastic container with lid and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat it in a pot over medium heat or in the microwave.

You can also freeze this soup for up to two months. Defrost it overnight leaving it in the kitchen countertop.

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Minestrone Soup With Sausage

A hearty and warm soup loaded with nutritious vegetables and savoured with Italian sausage, this for sure will become your fall-winter favorite soup too!
PREP 10 minutes
COOK 30 minutes
TOTAL 40 minutes
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Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb (450 gr) italian sausages (about 4 links, casings removed)
  • 2 lb (900 gr) chopped vegetables (carrots, zucchini, green beans, cabbage, etc.)
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup (60 gr) onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup (200 gr) tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 tbsp (20 gr) extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme, etc.)
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • In a soup pot or large pan heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for over a minute.
  • Add the sausage and use a wooded spoon to break them into pieces. Cook until sausage is not longer pink (about 5-6 minutes).
  • Turn the heat to high and add the tomatoes, sauté for 2-3 minutes, season with salt and pepper then pour in 4 cups (1 lt) hot water.
  • Add the fresh herbs and bring to a boil.
  • Add the vegetables and peas, if you see there’s more need of water add more aswell to cover all ingredients. Turn the heat to medium and cover the pot.
  • Cook for about 25 minutes or until the veggies are tender. Adjust with salt and pepper, turn off the heat and serve.

notes

  • If you want a completely vegetarian dish you can omit the meat, but in this case my suggestion is that you also add vegetable broth instead of hot water.
  • Vegetables can vary depending on the season and you have available at home. I have added green beans, chayote, broccoli, leeks, corn, kale, mushrooms, spinach, etc.
  • The type of meat can vary, I have prepared this soup with ground turkey or chicken breast, beef, pork and like now, Italian sausage. Any meat is fine as long as it is minced.
  • For a particular and delicious flavor you can add a chipotle chilli, it works great.
  • You can serve this minestrone soup with sausage accompanied by a few drops of lime juice, or a drizzle of olive oil, fresh cheese cubes, a little sprinkled Parmigiano (as my husband prefers), or chopped green chilli peppers, avocado, etc.
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