Sunday, March 7, 2010
Hearty Spicy Tomato Soup
I was watching Giada on Food Network one day and she made this delicious looking soup. I decided to take her recipe, modify it slightly, and it was great! It's super simple and very delicious.
- 1 lb of hot italian sausage
- 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 2 15.5 oz cans of cannellini beans
- 2 mugs of chicken broth
- 1 mug of uncooked orzo (or any small pasta)
- olive oil (a couple of tablespoons)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp italian seasoning
- salt (to taste)
- 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
Brown the sausage in a large pot with olive oil. Add the tomatoes, beans, and chicken broth to the pot. Season with garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt, and red pepper flakes. Throw in the pasta and let the soup simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the pasta is cooked. You can vary the amount of spiciness by altering the amount of red pepper flakes that you add. Be sure to let it cool a little bit before serving so that you don't burn your tongue like I did.