Flavorful Italian Soup Recipe
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Flavorful Italian Soup Recipe

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"I first tasted a soup similar to this at a restaurant. They wouldn't give me the recipe, so I went home and created my own," recalls Shirley Taylor of Russiaville, Indiana. "I like to serve this spicy soup with biscuits, breadsticks or corn bread."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 Italian sausage link, casing removed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup canned sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Dash celery seed
  • Dash garlic salt
  • 1/3 cup broken uncooked spaghetti (2-inch pieces)

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (prepared with turkey Italian sausage and reduced-sodium chicken broth) equals 213 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 571 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 14 g protein.


  1. Crumble sausage into a large saucepan; cook over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain. Add the broth, water vegetables and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Add spaghetti. Cover and simmer 8-10 minutes longer or until spaghetti and vegetables are tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Flavorful Italian Soup in Cooking for 2 Spring 2005, p46

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"my daughter even liked it-and she's picky!"

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"I tried this recipe last year and my family loved it. I omitted the mushrooms and pasta. I plan on making it this year too. This time I will use hot italian sausage for more spice."

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