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Hearty Minestrone Soup Recipe
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Hearty Minestrone Soup Recipe

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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.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 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

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.

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.
Originally published as Hearty Minestrone Soup in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p19

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.

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"This is just so good it makes my heart smile. I used some chicken broth for some added liquid."

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2013

"Flavor was great for this soup, even when leaving the sausage out. It was a very hearty soup but I added water to it because there wasn't much liquid in it."

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"5 stars!! make this a lot.."

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"I would add less salt next time."

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Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"I didn't have any green peppers, either, so I didn't use them. I added some lentils like the minestrone at the restaurant, so I needed more liquid and added 2 cans of condensed beef broth. This is very delicious!"

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