Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil

  2. 1 pound(s) mild Italian sausages

  3. 1 carrot , chopped fine

  4. 1 onion , chopped fine

  5. 1 rib celery , chopped fine

  6. 4 cloves garlic , minced

  7. 1 teaspoon(s) dried rosemary , or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

  8. 6 cup(s) drained and rinsed canned kidney beans (three 19-ounce cans)

  9. 2 3/4 cup(s) canned low-sodium chicken broth or homemade stock

  10. 1 bay leaf

  11. 1 teaspoon(s) salt

  12. 1/20 cup(s) tubetti or other small macaroni

  13. 1/20 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground black pepper

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat. Add the sausages and cook, turning, until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove. When cool enough to handle, halve the sausages lengthwise and then cut crosswise into slices.

  2. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the pot over moderately low heat. Add the carrot, onion, celery, garlic, and rosemary. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to soften, about 10 minutes.

  3. Puree 4 cups of the beans with 1 1/4 cups of the broth in a blender or food processor. Add the puree to the pot along with the remaining 1 1/2 cups broth, the whole beans, bay leaf, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes.

  4. Stir in the pasta. Cook the soup over moderate heat, partially covered, stirring frequently, until the pasta is done, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaf. Stir in the sausage and the pepper. Cook until the sausage is warmed through, about 1 minute.

  5. Wine Recommendation: This hearty favorite is best accompanied by a light, sprightly grignolino. Almost more rosé than red wine, grignolino has a penetrating floral aroma and spicy flavor.


Send feedback