*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            TUSCANY PEASANT SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups/Stews                      Italian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4                    Italian sausages -- mild (pref
    1                    Celery -- inner stalk, diced
    3                    Zucchini -- medium, thinly sli
    1                    Onion -- small,
    3       c            Beef stock
    1       cn           Tomato sauce (8-oz)
    2       ts           Fresh basil -- chopped or 1/2
    1                    Salt and pepper to taste
    1                    Parmesan -- grated or Roomano
 
   Slice sausages 1/2 thick. Using a large saucepan, brown sausages. (If
   turkey, spray pan first with vegetable spray.) Pour off any fat. Add
   celery, zucchini and onion. Saute 2 minutes, stirring. Put stock, tomato
   sauce and basil into crockery pot and mix. Heat on high (300) for 30
   minutes.  Add sausage-vegetable mixture to crockery pot. Turn to low and
   cook 2-3 hours. Salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and garnish with
   grated cheese. Serve this hearty soup accompanied by garlic-buttered
   toasted French bread.  Italian sausages made of turkey meat can be
   substituted, and make this a perfect low fat meal. From “Extra-Special
   Crockery Pot Recipes”
  
 
 
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