Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach

The easiest and most flavorful weeknight dinner ever, this Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach is on the table in less than 30 minutes using a few pantry staples.  Healthy and hearty, this one is on regular rotation at my house.
The easiest and most flavorful weeknight dinner ever, this Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Spinach is on the table in less than 30 minutes using a few pantry staples.  Healthy and hearty, this one is on regular rotation at my house.


INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage casing removed
  • 1 large vidalia onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning Blend I use Spice Islands
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15.5 ounce can cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup small cut pasta I use DeLallo Ditallini
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • Grated parmesan cheese for serving

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place a large pot or dutch oven over med-high heat and add the sausage, breaking it up in to small pieces with a fork as it browns. Continue cooking until the sausage is no longer pink. Transfer the sausage to a bowl with a slotted spoon and discard all but 1 tablespoon of fat.
  2. Return the pot to the stove and add the onions. Cook the onions until translucent, approximately 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic, cooking for one minute until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the Italian seasoning and 1/4 cup of chicken stock to deglaze the pan being sure to scrape up any brown bits with a wooden spoon.