Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

40 min

Makes

5 adult servings

Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

Photo: Maya Visnyei

Perfect for the cooler months, this hearty quinoa minestrone soup eats like a meal and is a breeze to put together.


Ingredients

  • 2 Italian sausages , casings removed
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 1 carrot , peeled and diced
  • 1 celery stalk , diced
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1 796-mL can diced tomatoes
  • 1 900-mL carton low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups packed spinach

Instructions

  • Heat a large saucepan over medium. Crumble in sausage meat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 min. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic to pan. Cook until onion starts to soften, about 3 min.
  • Add tomatoes, broth, quinoa and Italian seasoning. Gently boil until quinoa is cooked, about 20 min. Stir in spinach until just wilted, about 1 min.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 198,
  • Protein
  • 11 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17 g,
  • Fat
  • 10 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 948 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent November 2014 issue, this recipe has a triple-tested guarantee from the Chatelaine Kitchen.