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)
28 oz can diced tomatoes
15 oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
32 oz Rachael Ray All-Natural Chicken Stock
25 oz jar Colavita Italian Garden Tomato Sauce
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 Colavita Elbows
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.