White Bean & Sausage Minestrone - Instructions
In a medium sauce pan, over medium-high heat, combine white beans and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 to 35 minutes, or until beans are tender. Drain beans,
In a large, heavy-bottomed soup pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add fennel,
leeks, carrots, and a dash of salt and pepper (to taste), and cook for 5 minutes. Add reserved stock,
tomatoes and their juices, sausage, dried macaroni, and additional salt and pepper, to taste, and bring
to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or until macaroni is al dente. Add beans,
spinach, and basil; stir to combine. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Serve with fresh Parmesan
sprinkled over top of soup.