Minestrone with Italian Sausage Recipe


Betty Crocker The Big Book of Pasta (Betty Crocker Big Book)

  • Yield: 7 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 lb bulk sweet Italian pork sausage
  • 2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (½ cup)
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 5¼ cups beef broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) great northern beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni (4 oz)
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into ¼-inch slices (1 cup)
  • 1 cup frozen cut green beans
How to Make It
  1. In 5-quart Dutch oven or saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage, carrots, onion, basil and garlic. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir broth, tomatoes and great northern beans into sausage mixture. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in macaroni, zucchini and green beans. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are hot and macaroni is tender.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
380 kcal
Calories from Fat:
144 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16 g
Saturated Fat
5 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
25 mg
1400 mg
38 g
Dietary Fiber
6 g
20 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not allfoodchef.com recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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