Zesty Garbanzo Sausage Soup Recipe

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Even the busiest home cooks will have time to prepare this Cajun-inspired soup. If your family prefers spicier flavors, use medium salsa instead of mild.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) mild salsa
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh or frozen okra
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 370 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 1514mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 14g protein.


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until vegetables are tender. Stir in kielbasa. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Garbanzo Sausage Soup in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2012, p73

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