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Kid-Approved Creamy Italian Sausage Soup

August 5, 2023 • 0 comments

Kid-Approved Creamy Italian Sausage Soup
A wonderful and rich Sausage Soup. Perfect for sending in your child's thermos for school lunch on those rainy Fall and Winter days.
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  • Servings: 10


  • (1 pound) Ground Mild Italian Sausage
  • (1/2 large) Yellow Onion, diced
  • (2 tbsp) Minced Garlic
  • (1 jar) Marinara Sauce
  • (1/2 pound) Penne Pasta
  • (2 cups) Chicken Broth (Homemade if possible!)
  • (3 cups) Half & Half, Heavy Cream or Whole Milk
  • (29 oz) Whole Tomatoes (fresh or canned)
  • (1 (14.5 oz) can) Diced tomatoes
  • (1 tbsp) Italian Seasoning
  • (3 cups) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • (1 cup) Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • (4 tbsp) Butter


  1. In a large pot fill with 6 cups of water and cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Once pasta is completely cooked, rinse with cold water and drain. Set pasta aside for later.
  3. Using the same pot, heat 2 tablespoon olive oil.
  4. Once heated add sausage, onion and garlic; cook until sausage is completely cooked through.
  5. Drain grease from sausage and set sausage aside.
  6. Place the same pot over medium-high heat and add chicken broth, whole tomatoes – squeezing the whole tomatoes with your hand so that it breaks them up as you are pouring them in the the pan, diced tomatoes, marinara sauce, Italian seasoning and heavy cream. Bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Add in sausage mixture, butter, 2 cups shredded Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Stir every few minutes so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  8. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining shredded Mozzarella cheese.
  9. Stir in the pasta and serve immediately.
  10. I love to top the soup with a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper and Italian seasoning.

(adapted from dashofsanity.com)