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This is great! And, it's so easy you can make adjustments as needed. Everyone I've served it to loves it and asks for the recipe. I use a little less broth because I like more "stuff." I use whatever kind of stock/broth I have on hand. I omit the beans and add an extra cup or so of noodles. This is even better the second or third day, and it freezes really well. Enjoy!

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toniaurilio January 26, 2011

I just made this tonight. I thought it was very good and will definitely make this again. Did not change anything.

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karen510 January 27, 2015

This is a Sunset Magazine recipe and it consistently gets great ratings on their site as well. Some soups need to cook a long time or wait a day to have good flavor, but this one tastes good immediately and the leftovers keep getting better. I made a half recipe, using one 20-ounce package of Shadybrook Farms Italian Sausage for the protein, and one can of fire-roasted tomatoes (I like them far better than plain diced tomatoes). Using turkey sausage means you'll need to saute it in a little (like 1 Tb, maybe 2 at most) olive oil or other oil as it is very low in fat. I have a basil plant and so added some at the very end (in addition to the amount in the recipe.) Even a half recipe makes a large pot so unless you are feeding 10, I suggest halving the recipe at least the first time you make it. It freezes well, also. Using the turkey Italian sausage eliminates the need to skim off fat, as there isn't any excess, and makes the recipe much healthier without compromising the flavor. Next time I will substitute chickpeas (garbanzo beans) for the cannellini which I personally find boring. Excellent, simple recipe!

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Quite Contrary March 17, 2009

Oh this soup is the absolute BEST! Half the recipe makes plenty. My daughter wants the recipe too! Just delicious. Thank you!

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Rita M. September 10, 2006

We really enjoyed this recipe, it was just for my husband and myself so I halved the recipe and we still have tons leftover. I followed the recipe exactly and it is very good!

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~Robyn~ July 10, 2006

Delicious! Please remember to use a very large pot before beginning this recipe if making the entire amount. It makes a LOT of soup! I'm really glad I made the entire amount because this is wonderful and quite flavorful. Plenty for leftovers! I used a hot Italian sausage which gave the soup that special "umph" I was looking for : ) Don't skimp on the Parmesan ; ) Thanks for sharing, Sharlene~W!

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Bev April 05, 2006

This recipe is so good.I love soup and make my own Italian sausage,spinach is so good for us.Sharlene your recipes are tops!!!

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out of here August 04, 2005
Italian Sausage and Pasta Soup