Italian Sausage & Zucchini Soup Recipe
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Italian Sausage & Zucchini Soup Recipe

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Everyone in my family likes this soup. Sometimes I use mini farfalle in this soup because my grandchildren say it looks like tiny butterflies. The recipe also works in a slow cooker. —Nancy Murphy, Oneonta, NY
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrainded
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta


  1. In a large saucepan, cook sausage, onion and pepper over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up sausage into crumbles; drain.
  2. Add broth, tomatoes, basil and parsley; bring to a boil. Stir in zucchini and orzo; return to a boil. Cook, covered, 10-12 minutes or until zucchini and orzo are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Sausage & Zucchini Soup in Simple & Delicious August/September 2015

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JMarsh47 User ID: 8088269 237073
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"My husband loved this soup recipe. He kept going back for more. Thank you it was a big success as well as delicious too!"

DianeC23 User ID: 141506 233402
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015

"Very tasty and easy to make. I'll be making this again!"

redhen1970 User ID: 4031186 232507
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"Very simple and using garden fresh veggies and herbs makes it burst with flavor! Thanks!"

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