Thursday, April 9, 2009

Crockpot Italian Sausage Soup

For the Meatballs:
1 pound mild Italian sausage, casings removed
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

For the Soup:
4 cups chicken broth
1 Tblsp. tomato paste
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 cup mini pasta shells
1 bag (10-oz) baby spinach leaves
grated Parmesan cheese
salt to taste

Combine all meatball ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Form mixture into marble-size balls.

Combine broth, tomato paste, garlic and red pepper flakes in 4-6 quart crockpot. Add meatballs. Cover; cook on Low 5 to 6 hours.

hirty minutes before serving, add pasta. When pasta is tender, stir in spinach leaves. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

(Photo & Recipe From Disney Family Food)
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