Hot Italian sausage and clams are popped in the microwave with mushrooms, tomatoes, white wine and basil in this easy soup.
In a large microwave-safe dish, microwave sausage 5 minutes on high, until no longer pink. Remove sausage from dish. Stir garlic and olive oil into sausage drippings and microwave 1 minute. Stir in onion, bell pepper, parsley and basil and microwave 4 minutes, until just tender.
Stir in the mushrooms and cook 2 minutes. Then stir in the tomatoes, wine and reserved clam juice. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring once.
Stir in the sausage and cook 5 minutes more. Let stand 5 minutes before stirring in the clams and salt. Serve hot.
Per Serving: 635 calories; protein 50.1g; carbohydrates 25.8g; fat 33.5g; cholesterol 127.1mg; sodium 1668.6mg.