super soup

One of my favorite soup recipes is from Cooking Light:
Italian Sausage Soup

8 ounces hot or sweet turkey Italian sausage
2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
1/2 cup uncooked small shell pasta
2 cups bagged baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan or Romano cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan, and cook about 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain; return to pan.
Add broth, tomatoes, and pasta to pan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until pasta is done. Remove from heat; stir in spinach until wilted. Sprinkle each serving with cheese and basil.

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups soup, 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese, and 1 1/2 teaspoons basil)

Nutritional Information
CALORIES 216(30% from fat); FAT 7.1g (sat 2.6g,mono 2.5g,poly 1.8g); PROTEIN 17.4g; CHOLESTEROL 52mg; CALCIUM 153mg; SODIUM 1020mg; FIBER 1.6g; IRON 3.2mg; CARBOHYDRATE 20g

Karen Levin , Cooking Light, JULY 2004

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