Recipe from Katie Radcliff of Indianapolis, Ind.
Total Time: 30-40minutes
1 lb. Italian sausage links
3 cups chopped carrots, celery and onions
2 cans diced tomatoes
Basil, garlic and oregano for seasoning
2 cans chicken broth
1 cup small pasta (such as ditalini)
1 can red kidney beans rinsed and drained
Coat pot with cooking spray heat over medium high heat.
Add the sausage - continuously turn until browned (approx. 4-6 minutes).
Remove from heat cut sausage into 1/4thick slices return to pot over medium heat.
Stir occasionally until no longer pink 3-5 minutes.
Discard the fat.
Stir in vegetable mixture and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
Cook stirring occasionally until vegetables are just tender (approx. 3-4 minutes).
Add tomatoes with their liquid and broth and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low simmer.
Stir in pasta cook until pasta is tender (approx. 15 minutes).
Add beans cook until heated through (approx. 2 minutes).
Servings: 4 to 8 people
Comments: You can make this dish in a crock pot.