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Beef Minestrone Soup

Beef minestrone soup is hearty and filling, the perfect meal for a cold day.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Soup
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 4 sweet italian sausages cut into slices
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 1 medium parsnip diced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups water or broth or more as needed
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup ditalini pasta

Instructions
 

  • Heat 2 Tbsp of the olive oil in a pot. Brown the sausage slices on both sides. Remove the sausages from the pot and refrigerate.
  • Add the remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil to the pot. Sautee the onions, carrots, celery and parsnip for 5 minutes.
  • Add in the minced garlic, diced tomatoes, zucchini, and water or broth. Bring the soup to a boil.
  • Lower to a simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes.
  • Toss in the pasta, spinach and sausages. Cook for an additional 15 minutes. Add more water or broth as needed.
  • Season the soup to taste.