Sausage Minestrone Recipe

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"Experimenting with recipes, especially soups, is my favorite hobby," notes Judy Wolters of Atchison, Kansas. "We love this easy healthy soup. I've made it often when time is at a premium."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + standing
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + standing
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1-3/4 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup uncooked fine egg noodles
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1/2 pound fully cooked turkey kielbasa, halved lengthwise and sliced

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 161 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 935mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a 3-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the onion, celery, 1/4 cup water and garlic powder. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, noodles, cabbage, bouillon, basil, oregano, sugar and remaining water. Cover and microwave on high for 11-13 minutes or until noodles are tender, stirring twice. Add sausage; cook 2 minutes longer. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Sausage Minestrone in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p57

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 122593
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"I did not really care for this soup. The only flavor was salt from the kielbasa."

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