Italian Sausage and Clam Soup

  • Yield 6
  • Prep 10 minutes
  • Cook 45 minutes

Italian sausage and clams team up in this hearty soup.

Ingredients

3/4 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (15-ounce) can tomatoes, chopped
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 cup water
1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 cup shucked clams or 1 (10-ounce) can whole baby clams, rinsed, drained

Instructions

  1. Brown sausage in a 4-quart pot; drain. Add tomato sauce, undrained tomatoes, mushrooms, water, clam juice, garlic, parsley and basil. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer 30 minutes, adding clams during last 5 minutes of cooking. Serve with crusty Italian bread.

Recipe courtesy of  Coco’s Italian Market, Nashville, Tenn.

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