This hearty sausage and vegetable soup is loaded with juicy grilled Italian sausage, tender pasta noodles, vegetables and bold, savory flavors!
6 ounces rotini noodles
5 Johnsonville Italian Sausage Links, grilled until cooked through and then sliced
6 cups beef broth (vegetable broth also okay
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 small onion, diced
1 cup baby carrots, chopped
1 cup canned or frozen green beans
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian blend seasoning (or equal parts dried basil, dried thyme, and dried oregano)
2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
fresh thyme or parsley and grated parmesan cheese optional
Place noodles in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 7-9 minutes until tender. Drain noodles and set aside.
In a large pot combine broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, celery, onions, carrots, green beans, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and cook for 10-12 minutes or until veggies are tender.
Stir in sausage and noodles. Taste, add salt and pepper if needed, and serve. Garnish with fresh thyme and grated parmesan cheese if desired.