Pasta/Sausage Soup Recipe
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Pasta/Sausage Soup Recipe

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This is a good soup for our area since we have many good sausage makers. The soup has a rich flavor and is even tastier the next day. If you are unable to find bow tie pasta, you can substitute another macaroni product.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds hot or sweet Italian sausage links
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 165 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 703mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Remove casings from sausage; cut into 1-in. pieces. In a Dutch oven, brown sausage over medium heat. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute onion and green pepper in drippings until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Return sausage to the pan; stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Pasta/Sausage Soup in Country February/March 1992, p49

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[email protected] User ID: 8138905 213975
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"This is so easy to make and very very tasty. I don't add the pasta until it's all done and I use a mix of hot Italian chicken sausage and sweet chicken sausage, which is very tasty. I've sent this recipe to all my friends and they love it."

Melody the Gardener User ID: 3823598 201526
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"This is our family favorite soups. I use applegate sausage( chicken and apple).I double the recipe except for the meat. I also like Zucchini in mine. It also freezes well. I also precook the pasta because we like extra sauce."

Sarayp User ID: 3443637 35813
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"This soup was very tasty, but the pasta soaked up almost all of the soup. Mine ended up like a casserole. I want to try again but with much less pasta."

coconutpatty User ID: 3240781 26318
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"My husband said this was a keeper. I used half sweet sausage and half hot sausage and rotini instead of bow ties. It was very flavorful and easy to make."

kay52178 User ID: 1593546 40679
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"Very good!"

morningjavas User ID: 6194799 14180
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011


easy to make and filling."

Mrs_T User ID: 941931 14468
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"I have made this recipe countless times over the years. My 9-year-old granddaughter is a great fan of this soup. (I omit the Worcestershire sauce from the recipe as she has an allergy to that ingredient, and it is just as yummy without it). I keep Italian sausage and also frozen diced green pepper in the freezer so I can make this at a moment's notice. It has a very rich flavor for such a quick and easy recipe!"

wadi2u User ID: 1696609 13767
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"This was VERY good and full of flavor!!! I will make it again! mmm good!"

bake4all User ID: 2167240 38938
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2010

"I've shared this recipe more times than I can count; it's delicious and very easy to assemble!"

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