Spinach and Pasta Soup


1 pound turkey sausage, casings removed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 can (28 ounces) whole, peeled tomatoes, drained
1 quart chicken stock
2-1/2 quarts water
1 pound farfalle (bow-tie pasta)
1 bag (10 ounces) spinach, cleaned and finely chopped
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained


Heat an extra-large soup kettle over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and brown, breaking it up with a spoon. Add the onion and garlic, and saute 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, breaking them up with the spoon. Stir in the stock and 1 quart of the water, and raise the heat to high. Bring to a boil, add the pasta, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Then add spinach, beans, and remaining quart of water (add extra water, if needed), and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until spinach is tender. Add salt to taste.


10 to 12 servings

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Really good and really

Really good and really filling on a cold night. Will definitely make again.

I made this recipe using

I made this recipe using frozen swiss chard, chicken pieces, the aroma was sumptuous. The taste was great. However, my wife and I will be eating this soup all week. Can't wait until tomorrow.

Because it's going to be in

Because it's going to be in soup, it won't matter. Either one will be fine.
Fresh is needed in salads and sandwiches for texture and appearance.

Frozen or fresh spinach?

Frozen or fresh spinach? Does this recipe call for a 10oz. bag of frozen or fresh spinach?