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Macaroni & Sausage Soup

Macaroni & Sausage Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground sausage
  • 2 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (12 ounce can tomato paste
  • 32 ounces chicken stock
  • 1 qt half & half
  • 1/2 pint heavy cream
  • 1/2 tbsp minced onion
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 6 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt pepper, granulated garlic to taste
  • Top with croutons to serve

Instructions

  1. Brown sausage in large skillet over med-high heat adding all seasonings (onions, garlic, salt, pepper & granulated garlic) as you cook
  2. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken stock, browned ground sausag to a large stock pot.
  3. Bring to a boil- stirring frequently – Add additional seasonings to taste.
  4. Continue to boil 5-10 minutes for flavors to marry
  5. In another pot cook your macaroni to package directions & drain (usually 8-12 minutes)
  6. Reduce heat on soup & slowly add in half & half & heavy cream – stir well
  7. Bring soup to a simmer- Do Not Boil. Simmer about 5 minutes
  8. Add in Parmesan cheese & cooked macaroni
  9. Stir until cheese has melted & blended into the soup.
  10. Serve with a little more cheese on top