Spicy Sausage and Brocollini Soup

A new recipe from my friend Anne DePape.  Great on a cold winter day!  A full meal when served with rustic bread.


  • 1 lb spicy Italian sausage (Chorizo), cut into large pieces (4″)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced thin
  • 6 c (1.5 l or 48 oz) of chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp of tomatoe paste
  • large bunch of brocollini or brocolli, cut into pieces
  • Grated pecorino cheese, or any other hard cheese


  1. In a large frying pan, cook the sausages over medium heat, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked all the way through, about 15 minutes
  2. Remove sausage and allow to cool until it can be handled.  Cut the sausage into thin (1/4″) pieces.
  3. In a large soup pot, warm the oil over medium- high heat.  Add the onion and garlic and saute’ until translucent, about 5 min.
  4. Add the broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the broccoli, tomatoe paste, and cooked sausage.
  6. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer until the brocolli is cooked through, about 7-8 min.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve topped with grated cheese.

Thanks to Williams Sonoma cook book for the recipe!

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