Sausage Pasta Soup

My mom found the original recipe on a can of something twenty years ago, but since then it has taken on a life of its own. Everyone who has frequented the Munsell residence has probably eaten it. If not, consider yourself a fringe friend.

May I present, Sausage Pasta Soup.

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There’s no official recipe. My mom, siblings, and friends all have a different take on the dish. But, it would be useless of me to post pictures without giving you anything. So, here is last night’s ingredient list.

  • 1 pound of sweet Italian sausage
  • Enough onion to make a grown man-boy cry
  • A few big carrots, chopped
  • Ants on a log. Minus peanut butter, minus raisins. Chopped
  • Fresh garlic, pressed/minced
  • Large can of crushed tomatoes, regular size cans of diced & stewed tomatoes
  • Four cups of beef broth
  • Pasta (Rigatoni, Penne, or step-son Penne Rigate)
  • Basil, black pepper, oregano, bay leaf
  • 1 Serrano pepper

Variants & Additions:

  • Add a couple spicy peppers and spicy sausage (a la Steve)
  • For the gluten free, replace pasta with cannellini beans
  • For vegetarians, replace beef broth with vegetable broth and sausage with something that isn’t as good. Then try renaming it. You may not be invited to the Munsell residence again.
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Chop

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Squeeze

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Eat

Not helpful enough?

  • Brown sausage in garlic and olive oil, drain fat
  • Cook onions until translucent, then add in the rest of chopped veggies, and stir
  • Add in broth and tomatoes, stir some more
  • Add approximately two cans of water
  • Add spices & bring to boil
  • Simmer down now, for an hour
  • Cook pasta
  • Scoop pasta in bowl, pour soup over it
  • Top with Parmesan/Romano (Optional)
  • Eat today, eat tomorrow, eat for a week
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2 thoughts on “Sausage Pasta Soup

  1. You do know that Mikey came up with that term, right? YOU will be fed the family/friend’s delight, I can promise you that! You tell me when you are coming and I will cook up a batch of “Mama Funsell’s SPS!”

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