1 1/2 lbs. mild Italian sausage (or mix with hot if preferred) Cut into inch chunks.
2 cloves garlic mashed
2 large onions, chopped
l large can Italian style tomatoes - 28 oz.
3 cans (14 oz. each) beef broth
1 1/2 cups dry red wine
1/2 tsp crumbled basil (or several leaves fresh chopped)
3 Tblsp. chopped parsley
2 medium zucchini, sliced
1 or 2 cups spinach noodles ( or macaroni or lentil)
1 medium green pepper, chopped
In large soup pan or Dutch oven, cook sausages. Drain off fat. Add garlic and onion and cook till limp. Stir in tomatoes and liquid and break up with spoon. Add broth, wine and basil. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
Add parsley, pepper, zucchini, noodles and cook 25 minutes.
You may add more wine, broth, or fillings as you wish to make a larger a batch. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.
This is served as a main course so you could have sour dough bread or similar with it.