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Creamy Tomato Basil and Italian Turkey Sausage Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil and Italian Turkey Sausage Soup

Meghan
Creamy Tomato Basil and Italian Turkey Sausage Soup is a quick soup with turkey sausage, spinach, and pasta for a filling meal!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 3 sweet Italian turkey links (casing removed)
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade (or 1-2 teaspoons purchased basil puree)
  • 26 ounces pasta sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half (regular or fat free)
  • 1 cup small whole wheat pasta (such as macaroni)
  • 6 ounces fresh spinach (roughly chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, grated (if desired)

Instructions
 

  • Boil a small pot of water. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  • Meanwhile, heat a medium-sized dutch oven over medium heat. Brown sausage, breaking it into bite-sized pieces, or smaller. Drain grease (or use paper towels to soak up grease), if desired.
  • Stir in pasta sauce, basil leaves or puree, water, and half-and-half. Cook until warm then reduce heat to low.
  • Add cooked pasta and season soup with salt and pepper to taste. Toss in the fresh spinach and simmer until wilted. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Notes

Source:  Adapted from Picky Palate
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Keyword gluten free, soup, turkey sausage