Hearty Italian Soup Recipe
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Hearty Italian Soup Recipe

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Macaroni and Italian sausage makes this tomato-veggie soup thick and hearty. “It offers a nice change of pace from my chili recipe,” notes Robin Sabrowsky of Plymouth, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 Italian sausage link, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 122 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 943mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the sausage, onion and green pepper until sausage is browned; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, water, tomato sauce, sugar, bouillon and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in macaroni. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes longer or until macaroni is tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Italian Soup in Cooking for 2 Winter 2008, p53

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Colnight 93234
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"My husband is a picky eater, and he loved this. We had it for left overs a few days later and he wanted to know if there was more. I didn't have elbow macaroni, I used some funky type of small noodle and it was still great."

gandgs5872 65439
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"sorry pressed wrong key on cabbage soup , i thought it was great ,also tried this one great,dont find too many that i wouldnt make again"

ddnor 144231
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"great flavors and takes very little time to make"

jsyone 144230
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"I made this and it turned our very good. I added some diced carrots and celery as well as a little Italian seasoning. I will definitely make this again."

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