Sausage, Spinach and Pasta Soup- this is a favorite soup in my family. It has been around forever in one form or another.
Brown sausage in a large saucepan. I use half hot, half sweet as we like things a bit spicy around here. Add onion and cook until just soft then add garlic. cook an addition 30 seconds or so being careful not to burn garlic. Add the dried basil and Italian seasonings.
Add the spinach, stir it around for about 3 minutes then add the chicken stock and tomato paste. Bring to a low boil.
Add pasta of your choice to soup and cook pasta until desired tenderness is reached. I like my pasta al dente . so normally 9 minutes is good for me.
Preheat oven to 400degrees
Divide soup into 4 ovenproof bowls. Top with 1 1/2 slices of Swiss cheese on each bowl. Bake on a cookie sheet for about 6-7 minutes then broil for 2 minutes or so until cheese is bubbly
You can use a mix of cheese for this recipe. I have uses a mixed Italian blend and it is just as delicious. I seriously haven't met a cheese I haven't liked.