Tuscan Sausage Pasta and Potato Soup

I made 50 quarts of this for the shelter the other day.  It was the first time I made it and it is really excellent soup.
Saute' diced carrots, celery and onions in a bit of olive oil.

Add some Italian sausage and break it into small bits as it browns.

Add some diced potatoes.  Add some diced garlic and S&P to taste.

I always add some Parmesan cheese rinds to soups like this for added flavor.  Remove them before serving the soup.

Add enough chicken stock to cover it all by a couple inches.  Taste it and add some bullion for added flavor.

Add some diced kale.

Add some pasta which has been boiled for about 5 minutes.  It will cook more when it is in the soup.

Add some whole milk and heat thoroughly before serving.  Cook until the potatoes are tender.

Taste it for flavor and adjust seasoning.


Nellie said…
A very hearty soup for this season! I'm sure it was well-received.
Michelle said…
Yum! Bless your heart for making so much good food for the shelter. I am sure the men smile when they see you coming in with the food!
Patty Woodland said…
I am sure they loved it and it's got lots of healthy stuff in there.
Connie said…
That looks like the perfect dish for this time of the year. Your photos are amazing, I can almost smell the savory smell of warm soup and cozy living :)
This is a must do soon!

I don't think I've ever seen Italian sausages here. We have sausages from all the balkan countries, I've seen Spanish and Finnish ones but Italian? We must have but I guess any really good sausage works.

Have a great day!
Mary Ann said…
I made a sausage/pasta Tuscany soup last week, it was very good. This one looks even better!
That soup looks positively delicious. I'm sure it was appreciated.
Dog Trot Farm said…
Yummy!!!it's perfect soup weather here in Maine...
Laurie said…
what a wonderful soup!!!