The wonderful aroma of this soup is just the thing to come home to on a cold winter's day. Not only does it taste great (even spinach-haters have gobbled it up!), but it's quick and easy to make. It keeps for up to four days in the refrigerator.
1 pound turkey sausage, casings removed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 can (28 ounces) whole, peeled tomatoes, drained
1 quart chicken stock
2-1/2 quarts water
1 pound farfalle (bow-tie pasta)
1 bag (10 ounces) spinach, cleaned and finely chopped
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained
Heat an extra-large soup kettle over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and brown, breaking it up with a spoon. Add the onion and garlic, and saute 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, breaking them up with the spoon. Stir in the stock and 1 quart of the water, and raise the heat to high. Bring to a boil, add the pasta, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Then add spinach, beans, and remaining quart of water (add extra water, if needed), and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until spinach is tender. Add salt to taste.