Polidori Italian Sausage and Pasta Soup
  1. 1. Place sausage into 8 -10 quart pan over high heat and stir often, breaking sausage apart with a spoon, until browned and crumbly, 8 – 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Add carrots, onion and garlic; stir often until onion is limp, 5 – 7 minutes.
  3. 3. Add broth, tomatoes (including juice), beans and basil and bring to a boil.
  4. 4. Add pasta, reduce heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until pasta is just tender to bite, about 10 minutes.
  5. 5. Stir in spinach and cook just until it is wilted, about 30 seconds.
  6. 6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. 7. Serve soup in a bowl, topped with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese.