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Italian Sausage, Spinach and Tomato Soup is a gluten-free soup recipe full of healthy, hearty ingredients. Just 30 minutes from fridge to table!

Hey you, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We didn’t do anything too terribly exciting, but it went by in the blink of an eye regardless. On Saturday I forced myself to put on makeup at 5pm to get Chipotle for the family, just so I could say I left the house that day, then on Sunday we all went for a long drive, knowing an impending storm would likely keep us stuck indoors for the next 48 hours. Oh man, I’m boring myself – is it spring time yet?! 😂 Cannot wait for jam packed weekends of sun + fun – this cold weather is for the birds!

Anyway, as I mentioned we’ve got a HUGE ice storm on the horizon – it’s supposed to ice rain for the next 24 hours straight – so we also stocked up on some essentials before hunkering down yesterday evening. Almond milk, eggs, wine… (like I said, the essentials!) plus the ingredients to make another batch of my Italian Sausage, Spinach and Tomato Soup – the perfect hearty and cozy dish to enjoy when the season that shall not be named gets particularly nasty!

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Tomato Soup is a gluten-free soup recipe full of healthy, hearty ingredients. Just 30 minutes from fridge to table! | iowagirleats.com

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Tomato Soup is a riff on a recipe I wrote almost five years ago exactly, Spicy Tomato and Turkey Soup with Ditalini. The post was originally titled “You NEED to Make This Soup” because you NEED TO MAKE THIS SOUP! That is to say, this is one recipe that has stood the test of time – I make it constantly – though it’s evolved over the years so I thought I’d share the updated version with you today.

First, I nixed the “spicy” component, as we’ve got a 3 year old palate to please, but also because it’s easy to add it back in – just sprinkle a dash or 10 of red chili pepper flakes into the soup. Next I cut the ground turkey in the original recipe in half, swapping in ground Italian sausage. This combination is SO good. You get the lean protein of ground turkey breast, but the yummy flavor of Italian sausage. Absolutely delectable. I kept the creamy white beans in the original soup recipe but nixed the pasta, added baby spinach for an easy health boost, and finally kept the MVI (most valuable ingredient!) – jarred marinara sauce! Adding marinara sauce to soup makes it taste slow-cooked and super savory, but only you and I will know that the recipe goes from fridge to table in just 30 minutes.

If you’re looking a snow or ice storm in the face, dash out for a few ingredients to make a batch for yourself!

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Tomato Soup is a gluten-free soup recipe full of healthy, hearty ingredients. Just 30 minutes from fridge to table! | iowagirleats.com

Start by adding a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to a large soup pot or Dutch Oven over medium-high heat. Add 1/2lb each Italian sausage and ground turkey breast, 2 carrots that have been peeled then chopped, and 1 minced shallot. Season with salt and pepper then saute until the meat is cooked through, breaking it up as it cooks.

Next add a 15oz can cannellini beans that has been drained and rinsed, and 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning. 

Just a couple more ingredients! Add 3 cups chicken broth and a 24oz jar marinara sauce then turn the heat up to high to bring the soup up to a boil. The marinara sauce is my secret to giving this soup a rich and slow-cooked flavor without having to simmer it for hours. I LOVE Bove’s Marinara Sauce which is made from just 6 ingredients, and is gluten, dairy and added sugar free!

Turn the heat down to medium then simmer the soup for 10 minutes, or until the carrots are tender, then add 5oz baby spinach that has been roughly chopped and stir until the spinach is tender, about 1 minute.

Soup’s up! Easy, right? Ladle the soup into bowls then serve with a side salad or my personal favorite, bread and butter. By the way, I got a chance to try Canyon Bakehouse’s newest product – Heritage Bread – which is their amazing GF bread recipe made into enormous slices. GAME CHANGER!!! I’ll be sure to let you know when it hits markets because it is the perfect accompaniment to this soup. Next time I’m turning a couple slices into grilled cheese, mmmm. Either way, I hope you enjoy!

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Tomato Soup is a gluten-free soup recipe full of healthy, hearty ingredients. Just 30 minutes from fridge to table! | iowagirleats.com

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Tomato Soup

Description

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Tomato Soup is a gluten-free soup recipe full of healthy, hearty ingredients. Just 30 minutes from fridge to table!

Ingredients

serves 6

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 8oz Italian sausage (hot or mild)
  • 8oz ground turkey breast
  • 2 carrots, peeled then chopped small
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 15oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 24oz jar marinara sauce
  • 3 cups (24oz) chicken broth
  • 5oz baby spinach, roughly chopped

Directions

  1. Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Add Italian sausage, ground turkey, carrots, and shallots, season with salt and pepper, then saute until the meat is cooked through, breaking it up as it cooks. Add Italian seasoning, cannellini beans, marinara sauce, and chicken broth then turn heat up to high to bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium then partially cover with a lid and simmer until the vegetables are tender, 10 minutes. Add baby spinach then stir and cook until wilted, 1-2 minutes, and then serve.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Tomato Soup is a gluten-free soup recipe full of healthy, hearty ingredients. Just 30 minutes from fridge to table! | iowagirleats.com