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Spicy Kielbasa Soup Recipe

Spicy Kielbasa Soup Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 194 calories, 2g fat (trace saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 1187mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 7g fiber), 14g protein

Reviews for Spicy Kielbasa Soup

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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."

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"I accidentally used diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of stewed tomatoes. Substituted 3 red potatoes for pepper & zucchini. It was quite tasty."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"+ 2/3 cup barely last hour of cooking."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"I found this recipe on a search to use up a bit of leftover kielbasa, and picked it because the other ingredients were readily on hand. I was incredibly surprised at how fantastic it turned out! This is a restaurant-quality soup, hearty and delicious."

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"Will make again and again. So easy and tasty."

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010

"The smell of this soup as it cooks is wonderful! It is so tasty. I am ready to make it again."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"We enjoyed this delicious soup. I threw in a pound of kielbasa, but otherwise followed the recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"This is very flavorful! I would definitely make this again. For those people doing Weight Watchers it is only 3 points for 1 1/2 cups!!"

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