Creamy Parmesan Italian Sausage Soup

Title: Creamy Parmesan Italian Sausage Soup


  • 1 pound (450g) Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for heat)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil for garnish (optional)


  1. Brown Italian Sausage:
    • In a large soup pot, brown the Italian sausage over medium-high heat, breaking it apart with a spoon. Once browned, remove any excess fat.
  2. Sauté Aromatics:
    • Add olive oil to the pot. Sauté chopped onion and minced garlic until softened.
  3. Season with Herbs:
    • Stir in dried oregano, dried basil, and red pepper flakes (if using).
  4. Add Broth and Tomatoes:
    • Pour in chicken broth and add diced tomatoes (with their juice). Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Incorporate Cream and Parmesan:
    • Stir in heavy cream and grated Parmesan cheese. Mix until the cheese is melted and the soup is creamy.
  6. Add Spinach:
    • Add chopped fresh spinach to the soup. Cook until the spinach is wilted.
  7. Season to Taste:
    • Season the soup with salt and black pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  8. Simmer:
    • Allow the soup to simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  9. Serve:
    • Ladle the Creamy Parmesan Italian Sausage Soup into bowls. Garnish with fresh basil if desired.

Time and Intensity:

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 45-50 minutes
  • Intensity: Easy

Note: This Creamy Parmesan Italian Sausage Soup is a rich and flavorful comfort dish. The combination of Italian sausage, herbs, tomatoes, and the creamy base makes for a satisfying and indulgent soup. Serve it with crusty bread for a complete meal. Enjoy the deliciousness of this hearty soup on a chilly day!

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