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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 cup: 173 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.

Reviews for Tasty-Italian Vegetable Soup

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AD5943 User ID: 8108430 13161
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"Great, quick soup. Easy, one pot, simple ingredients that you probably already have. Sounds too good to be true! I know, I was skeptical, but this was awesome. My husband and I agreed its a keeper. Next time I plan freeze half prior to adding the zucchini, chickpeas and Parmesan."

mport001 User ID: 4326837 26352
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"This was great! Quick, easy and good. The whole family liked it."

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 11126
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"Soup recipes don't get much easier than this one. Low calorie, low fat and low carbohydrates does NOT mean bland, boring flavor! We loved this soup and didn't feel as though we were breaking the bank, calories-wise, when we had seconds!! Another keeper; next time I make this I may use Italian-style tomatoes for a little added kick in flavor."

mzrok User ID: 3551361 26333
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"Fabulous!! Flavor was really good. Ingredients have proteins and vegies so it's a one-pot meal. I cut the sausage up in little 1/2" pieces so there would be a piece in every bite. Will def. save this one!"

ddavolt User ID: 1035918 12553
Reviewed May. 3, 2009

"This is one my favorite soups to make. It is a standby for those cold winter days!"

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