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Premio Minestrone - Recipe

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  • In a 10-quart stock pot over medium heat, brown the Premio sausage pieces using the olive oil.
  • Once browned, add the zucchini, celery, and garlic and cook for approximately 2 minutes. Add some of the reserved water if the mixture gets dry or begins to stick.
  • Add the spaghetti sauce, water, spinach, and garbanzo beans.
  • Over high heat, bring the soup to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add pasta and reduce heat to low. Allow the soup to simmer for 25 minutes or until zucchini and pasta are soft.
  • Serve warm; makes 6 to 8 very hearty bowls.
Servings: 8
-1 pound Premio Sausage Links; cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces
-1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
-2 cups favorite spaghetti sauce
-12 cups water (reserve 2 cups)
-2 cups elbow noodles
-1 large zucchini - diced into 1/2-inch pieces
-1 stalk celery - diced into 1/4-inch pieces
-2 cloves garlic - minced
-1 package chopped spinach (10 oz. box)
-1 can garbanzo beans (chick peas) - drained and rinsed well (10 oz. can)