Minestrone with Smoked Sausage

A hearty meal in a pot, this minestrone will keep you warm on a chilly night.


2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 pound smoked sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup carrot, diced
1 cup celery, thinly sliced
3 cups water
2 large yams, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (28 ounce) can chef's cut tomatoes, not drained
1 (15 ounce) can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
8 cups spinach leaves, coarsely chopped


Heat oil in a large pot. Add sausage, onions, carrots and celery. Saute for 7 minutes. Stir in water, yams, oregano, pepper, salt, tomatoes and honey. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Add beans and spinach. Cook an additional 5 minutes.

Serves 4-6.

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