Italian Sausage soup

This was really tasty! and a good way to get some veggies in.

Italian Sausage soup

8 ounces sausage, reduced fat Jimmy Dean
28 ounces fat-free beef broth
6 ounces fresh spinach
2 cups chopped zucchini
15 1/2 ounces great northern beans, canned
14 1/2 ounces canned tomatoes
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon italian seasoning

In a stockpot or Dutch oven, brown sausage with onion. Stir in broth, tomatoes and carrots, and season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in beans with liquid and zucchini. Cover, and simmer another 15 minutes, or until zucchini is tender. Remove from heat, and add spinach. Replace lid allowing the heat from the soup to cook the spinach leaves. Soup is ready to serve after 5 minutes.
Yield: 5 servings. Per serving (about 1 1/2 cups)= 263 Calories; 9g Fat (27.9% calories from fat); 24g Protein; 29g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 32mg Cholesterol; 783mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

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