Have you ever had penne alla vodka and loved the sauce so much you wanted to drink it up with a straw? No? Just us? Well, that’s kind of what this creamy tomato soup is like. It’s got the added bonus of Italian sausage, bright pops of peas, and Italian seasoning to make it extra zesty. There’s also cheesy, crusty baguette to round out the meal. All this in 20 minutes? It’s not just supper, it’s souper!
Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.
Italian Pork Sausage
Cream Sauce Base(ContainsMilk)
Chicken Stock Concentrate
Mushroom Stock Concentrate
Demi Baguette(ContainsSoy, Wheat)
Italian Cheese Blend(ContainsMilk)
• Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. • Remove sausage* from casing; discard casing. TIP: Use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut a slit in the casing lengthwise; it’s a quick way to de-case the sausage!
• Heat 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings) in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage and half the Italian Seasoning (all for 4); cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until browned and cooked through, 4-6 minutes.
• While sausage cooks, in a medium bowl, whisk together cornstarch and ½ cup water until combined. • Add tomato paste to pot with sausage. Cook, stirring occasionally, until combined, 30 seconds. • Increase heat to high. Stir in cream sauce base, chicken stock concentrate, mushroom stock concentrate, cornstarch mixture, and 1½ cups hot water (3½ cups for 4 servings); bring to a boil. Cook until thickened, 5 minutes. TIP: If soup seems too thick, stir in another ¼ cup of water. • Remove pot from heat; stir in peas. Taste and season generously with salt (we used ¾ tsp; 1½ tsp for 4) and pepper.
• While soup cooks, halve baguette lengthwise. Place, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with half the Italian cheese. • Bake on top rack until cheese melts, 4-6 minutes. • Divide soup between bowls; top with remaining Italian cheese. Serve with cheesy bread on the side.