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Smoked Sausage Minestrone

  • Smoked Sausage Minestrone
    A quick-and-easy soup featuring smoked sausage, zucchini, stewed tomatoes and macaroni.
    Prep Time: 20 minutes

    Total Time: 20 minutes

    Makes 4

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    4 ounces (1/4 of regular size package Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
    1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth
    1 cup water
    1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
    1/2 cup small shell macaroni, uncooked
    1 can (8 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained, cut up
    1 cup tomato-vegetable juice cocktail
    3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    1. Combine broth and water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add zucchini and macaroni. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook 8 minutes, or until macaroni is tender, stirring occasionally.
    2. Stir in sausage, tomatoes with their juice and the tomato juice cocktail; cook 5 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
    3. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving.