Pat's Tuscan Soup with Basil
Pat’s Tuscan Soup with Basil is totally healthy, absolutely satisfying and totally filled with the flavors of the Mediterranean from a mirepoix of carrots, celery and onions to smoky sausage and lemony basil.
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 Tsp Butter
- 1 Tsp Olive Oil
- 1 Large Carrot Diced
- 1 Large Celery stalk Diced
- 2 Shallots Sliced thin
- 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 2 Links Smoked Andouille Chicken Sausage Trader Joe's preferred
- 2 Cups Chicken broth low sodium Manischewitz preferred
- 1 8 oz can Tomato sauce
- 1/2 Large Lemon Juiced
- 1/4 Tsp Mediterranean Sea Salt McCormick's
- 1/2 Tsp Lemon Pepper Mrs. Dash no salt
- 3/4 Cup Mini Farfalle pasta
- 1/2 Cup Basil leaves
Add butter and olive oil to a large pot over medium high heat.
Add carrots, celery and onions and cook 5 minutes allowing the onions to caramelize.
Add garlic and sausage and cook 2 minutes more.
Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, lemon juice, sea salt and lemon pepper and bring to a boil.
Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 7 minutes.
Ladle into bowls, top with basil and (optional) top with some shredded Ricotta Salata or Parmesan cheese.
Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3260IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg