Soup may be one of my favorite meals!
I love a nice bowl of soup pretty much all winter long! The other night I came home from skiing all day and needed to throw together something filling and healthy (and fast) and the result is what you see here…
Now that we have reached January, the Holiday Season is over and people are often really trying to watch what they eat (until Valentines Day at least). This soup is really light and healthy for you by itself. If you want something more filling, feel free to serve some crusty bread (or grilled cheese) along with a piping hot bowl of this soup.
I hope that you all had a great Holiday Season and have had a good start to the New Year. We are now less than 200 Days until the Wedding so I have a feeling that healthy soups are going to be a common dinner around here these cold months. My soup will probably be just a piping hot bowl while my handsome future groom can handle the calories that some tasty bread will add to the meal! Happy 2013 🙂
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach
- 1 pound ground sausage
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can garbanzo beans
- ½ cup uncooked small pasta (little round pastas or alphabets or whatever)
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (to taste)
- Soften the Onions in a Medium Soup Pot in a little bit of oil. After a minute or two cook up the sausage in the same pot and cook, breaking apart, until cooked - about 5 minutes. In the last minute or two of cooking the spinach, add in the garlic.
- Once the sausage, onion and garlic are cooked; add in the the stock. Bring to a boil then add the frozen spinach. Add the garbanzo beans and peppers and then taste. Remember that the spice level will increase as the peppers permeate the soup.
- Add or adjust any other spices as needed. When you have the spice and flavors right, continue boiling the soup and add the pasta. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Top with some grated parmesan and enjoy
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And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What kind of soups do you crave during the winter?