Bow Tie Pasta Soup Made With Red Wine

My mom is an awesome cook and Bow Tie Pasta Soup is one of her many, many recipes we love in this household. Cooking confession, I have never cooked with wine before until I made this amazing soup and it has literally transformed my soup making world. What on Earth was I waiting for?

Another cooking confession, I am not a fan of red wine because it reminds me of church wine. My friends have diligently tried to sway me from my favorite Chardonnay and I am slowly coming around. I only drink red wine when I make Bow Tie Pasta Soup because wasting wine is a sin.

Bowtie Pasta Soup

I am an avid user of my slow cooker and this unbelievably, delicious soup is one of the many recipes I have simmering on a weekly basis. I can’t even explain to you how good it is so you are just going to have to trust me and break out your slow cooker and give it a try. f you don’t have a slow cooker this soup is just as amazing simmered on the stove top for an hour or two.

I can honestly say there has never been a leftover drop of Bow Tie Pasta Soup in my house.

Bow Tie Pasta Soup Ingredients & Directions

  • 1 pound of Italian sausage
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 2 stalks of celery diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 cups of beef broth
  • 2 cups of red wine
  • 1 (28 oz) can of petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups of cooked bow tie pasta
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

Brown Italian sausage and reserve grease. Sautee green pepper, onion and celery in reserved sausage grease. Add all ingredients, except cooked Bowtie Pasta, into pot and simmer for a minimum of one hour maybe more because you want to cook off the alcohol. {two hours or more on a high setting in the crock pot is best but make sure you cook off the alcohol}. Add cooked Bow Tie Pasta and sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese.

Don’t have a crock pot? I don’t have a “crock pot” either….I use my rice cooker/steamer/slow cooker that literally sits on my counter all the time because I use it so much. It is so versatile and I have gotten more than my fair use out of this appliance over the last 5 years. It cooks at the perfect even temperature and automatically switches to the warm setting once the programed cooking time is complete. One more thing, it has a locking handle that makes it super easy to transport to and from those potlucks. Enjoy the soup and go check out the Aroma Rice Cooker/Steamer/Slow Cooker. {Yes, that is an affiliate link.}

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9 comments

    • Denise Bryant says:

      I am going to add an update. Make sure you cook it long enough to cook off the alcohol taste from the wine. All crock pots are different and it might take longer than what I suggested. When I make it stove top I simmer it for about an hour or a little more….crock pot time should be doubled on high. Enjoy!

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