Sausage, Potato, and Tomato Soup

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Soups, Stews

1 lb Sausage; sweet or hot 2 lg Baking potatoes; cut in 1 -1/2" slices 1 lg Onion; peeled and sliced 28 oz Italian tomatoes 1 1/2 c Water 1 ts Dried Italian seasoning 3 tb Fresh basil; minced Ground pepper; to taste 1 c Mozzarella cheese In a large pot or Dutch oven, place sausage, potatoes, onion and tomatoes. Using a sharp knife, roughly cut tomatoes in halves or thirds. Add just enough water to almost cover the ingredients with liquid. Bring to a boil on high heat. Stir in seasoning; cover and lower heat to simmer. Simmer until potatoes are cooked and tender when pierced with tip of a knife, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle equal amounts of minced fresh basil in each of the 6 soup bowls. Cut sausage in 2-inch pieces and ladle portions of sausage and soup into each bowl, making sure that each has some of all the ingredients. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and serve.