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Hearty Minestrone Soup Recipe

Hearty Minestrone Soup Recipe

This fresh-tasting minestrone soup gets its zesty flavor from Italian sausage. When you want to use up your garden bounty of zucchini, try this recipe. If your family likes food extra spicy, use hot bulk Italian sausage instead. —Donna Smith, Fairport, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 cups chopped zucchini
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped green pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook the sausage until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towel to drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of drippings. Saute celery and onion in drippings for 5 minutes. Add sausage and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 224 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 901 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.