Spicy Kielbasa Soup Recipe
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Spicy Kielbasa Soup Recipe

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Red pepper flakes bring a little zip to this hearty soup that's full of good-for-you ingredients. "Should you have any left over, this soup is great reheated, after flavors have had time to blend," writes Carol Custer of Clifton Park, New York. "I like to serve steaming bowls of it with rye bread."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:5 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/2 pound reduced-fat smoked turkey kielbasa, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 celery rib with leaves, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 194 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 1187 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 14 g protein.


  1. In a nonstick skillet, cook kielbasa over medium heat until lightly browned. Add the onion, green pepper and celery; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Kielbasa Soup in Light & Tasty April/May 2003, p12

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Reviewed May. 4, 2016

"Absolute favorite! I have made it several different ways, due to missing ingredients, but I must say it's great no matter how I "fudge" the recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"I loved this soup! Very hearty, but doesn't pack on the calories. It is high in sodium, so use low sodium when possible. I used a full pound of sausage, and it worked fine. Tasted better the next day when the flavors blended together."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"I only got 1 bowl. The rest was gone in a blink of an eye. My family loved it. We left out the celery."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013 Edited Nov. 29, 2014

"I increased to 3 celery ribs, 2 carrots, and one pound of smoked turkey kielbasa and I used low sodium tomatoes and beans; a very warming soup on a cold evening after working all day!"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2013

"I was excited about this soup but after making it I did not like it. Not enough meat in the soup. My husband even refused to try it."

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