How to Make Italian Sausage Soup
- Medium heat one tablespoon olive oil in a heavy bottom pot. Add in the sausages. Cook them until they turn brown for about 5 minutes. Make sure to turn every sausage now and then so that they are fully cooked.
- Put the sausage aside on a plate. Now add in the oil, carrots, zucchini, celery and onions. Add a little salt and pepper. Cook them over medium heat until the onions are golden brown, for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, slice the sausages in ¼ thick pieces. The sausages should be pink in the middle as they will continue to cook in the soup.
- Add in the garlic in the heated pot and cook it for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, chicken stock, sliced sausages and a tablespoon of thyme. Cook over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes. Make sure to let the pot stay uncovered.
- Once the soup is cooked, add in the ¼ cup of orzo. Stir thoroughly for 15 to 20 minutes.
- After the orzo has cooked, add spinach. Stir until well-combined.
- Taste to see if the soup requires more salt and pepper.
- Take the soup off the heat. Garnish it with the Parmesan cheese.
- Serve the delicious soup with garlic bread immediately.
- Generally a sausage is made from the intestine.
- The word sausage is derived from the Latin word “salsus” which means “salted”.
- The mention of sausages has been made by Homer in the Odyssey which was written 2700 years ago.
- During World War II, sausages were referred to as “bangers”.
January is National Soup Month.