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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tasty Tuesday

Creamy Italian Stoup                                                                         

1#  Italian sausage (sweet or hot, your choice)
garlic~3 cloves, diced or grated
1 small onion, chopped
3 med. Carrots, diced
2 med. Potatoes, diced
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 cup or so mushrooms

1 Tbs basil
1 Tbs oregano
salt and pepper to taste

2 Cups parmesan cheese, grated

Béchamel (white sauce)
   3 Tbs butter, melted in sauce pan
    3 Tbs flour, stir into butter
   1 Cup milk stirred into butter/flour
    ½ Cup cream stirred into butter/flour/milk
Cook over low stirring constantly until thick and smooth and flour taste is gone.

In soup pot, brown meet, garlic, vegetables (except tomatoes) and cook until tender.  Add seasonings and tomatoes.  When well blended, add Béchamel and stir to combine.  If it is too thick, you can add a little stock or wine or water to thin slightly.  This is a stoup and should be substantially thicker than say  vegetable soup.

Cook over simmer about 30 minutes and add the cheese.  Stir and continue cooking until cheese is melted and stoup is smooth.

Serve with garlic bread or bread sticks.  No crackers will be needed this stoup is thick, creamy and very rich. 

I like a sprinkling of sharp cheddar on top…because I LOVE sharp cheddar!  



  1. I need to print this for my mom! Thanks!

  2. Hope she likes it. Took some to my Momma for dinner today and she called about an hour later and said, "If you wanna make that again, I'd take a 1/2 gallon!" lol Guessing she liked it.

  3. Sounds very tasty. I will try it. I like sharp cheese too - especially "Seriously Sharp Vermont White Cheese"...yummy!

  4. Darlene...I froze half of it. It made a big soup pot full! But it'll be great in a couple weeks when I don't wanna cook one week-end.

  5. You know--except for the mushrooms--I really want to try it. I'm printing this out to give to my husband!! Oh I could go for this on a cold winter day!!

    Cheers, Jenn

  6. I make a lot of soups of cold winter's days.

  7. That looks good. I think I have a thing for soup. It's my favorite comfort food. Thanks for stopping by.


    1. This is a good one! I mean warm up the tummy and fill ya up gooooood. :)


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