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Tasty-Italian Vegetable Soup Recipe

Tasty-Italian Vegetable Soup Recipe

This fast feast, for the eyes as well as the stomach, results if you rustle up this soup.—Janet Frieman, Kenosha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, beans, tomatoes, broth, zucchini and basil.
  • 2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the zucchini is tender. Garnish with cheese. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 173 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 620 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.