Italian Sausage Or A Split Pea Soup
Here are two soup recipes that will surely appease most.
Italian sausage soup
This is a soup recipe that combines the goodness of Italian sausages along with vegetables that can be a complete meal for most and be a dinner item for a whole family as well. For Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup Recipe, Go Here.
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 2 cans of beef broth
- 1 can of stewed tomatoes, Italian style
- 1 cup of sliced carrots
- 1 can of Northern beans
- 2 zucchini, cubed and cut into small pieces
- 2 cups of spinach, rinsed and torn
- ¼ tsp of ground pepper and salt
How to prepare?
Start off by browning the sausage in a stock pot or Dutch oven. You can flavor the sausage with garlic at the time of browning it. Reduce heat and simmer in a covered manner for about 15 minutes. Stir in beans with liquid as well as the cubed zucchini. Once you have added the cubed zucchini, allow the mixture to simmer for about 15 minutes more. Remove the mixture from heat and add in the spinach. Allow the soup to cook with the spinach leaves added. The soup should be ready for serving in about five minutes.
Split pea soup
This is a vegetarian soup that combines the goodness of split peas and rosemary leaves along with bacon.
Ingredients to use
- 6 slices of bacon, each about one inch thick
- 1 small onion which is chopped
- 1 leek
- 1 carrot, large and chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 4 cans of chicken broth
- 1 and ½ cups of green split peas
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp of fresh rosemary, chopped
How to make?
This is a soup that will not take long to make. All you need to do is cook the bacon first. Place the bacon slices in a pot and cook at medium heat till the pieces become crisp. Add in the leek, onion, garlic and carrots and sauté in the fat that comes out from the bacon slices. Add in the chicken broth after the vegetables have been sautéed for a while. You can then add in split peas, rosemary and bay leaves for flavoring. Allow the soup mixture to come to a boil. Once the items are added, the soup mixture should be allowed to simmer. In order to cook the ingredients well, you would want to allow the soup mixture to simmer for about an hour. These soups are wonderful mixtures of green vegetables and protein sources. For a complete meal that is low on carbs, opt for any of these soups. Even though there would be fat involved, it would be a good meal to have with a crusty piece of bread. Leave out other items in your meal and it would constitute a healthy meal for you. It is easy to make any of the soups as compared to making different dishes for a meal. It would even be a good meal to serve to your family during dinner time.