Pasta e Fagioli Soup with Chicken Sausage
Yields8 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time8 hrsTotal Time8 hrs 10 mins
Pasta e Fagioli Soup with chicken sausage: this delicious hearty soup can be prepared in your crockpot (slow-cooker) or on the stove top.
1 package feta spinach chicken sausage, sliced on the diagonal ¼ inch thick
1 ½ chopped onion (about 1 medium)
1 cup sliced celery (stalk and leaves)
15 oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup water
2 tsp dry Italian seasonings
1 dried bay leaf
¼ cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
½ tsp red pepper flakes
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
8 oz baby spinach
1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp. water, (optional)
Combine all the ingredients except the pasta, spinach and cornstarch, in your crockpot. Set to low and cook for 7 - 8 hours.
During the last half hour, increase the temperature to high; add the cooked pasta, spinach and cornstarch "slurry" if using. Stir well, cover and cook remaining half hour. Serve in warmed soup bowl.