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Hearty Italian Soup

Macaroni and Italian sausage makes this tomato-veggie soup thick and hearty. “It offers a nice change of pace from my chili recipe,” notes Robin Sabrowsky of Plymouth, Wisconsin.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 Italian sausage link, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • In a large saucepan, cook the sausage, onion and green pepper until sausage is browned; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, water, tomato sauce, sugar, bouillon and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in macaroni. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes longer or until macaroni is tender. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 122 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 943mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • PageRD
    Feb 16, 2021

    I found this quick, easy, and filling on cold winter's night! I didn't have Italian tomatoes so I used regular and added some Italian seasoning. When I make it again, I'll add more sausage. I'm also going to double it so we have more leftover. The two of us liked it so well, there was only enough for one of us to have for lunch the next day!

  • MarineMom_texas
    Feb 5, 2021

    We had this soup tonight and give it 5 thumbs up. The only thing I did differently was to cook the macaroni separately and add it to the soup at the end. It is quick, easy, and delicious. We will be having this soup again. Volunteer Field Editor

  • Colnight
    Oct 10, 2014

    My husband is a picky eater, and he loved this. We had it for left overs a few days later and he wanted to know if there was more. I didn't have elbow macaroni, I used some funky type of small noodle and it was still great.

  • rosomalley
    Oct 12, 2012

    No comment left

  • gandgs5872
    Nov 7, 2011

    sorry pressed wrong key on cabbage soup , i thought it was great ,also tried this one great,dont find too many that i wouldnt make again

  • ddnor
    Mar 14, 2011

    great flavors and takes very little time to make

  • jsyone
    Jan 31, 2011

    I made this and it turned our very good. I added some diced carrots and celery as well as a little Italian seasoning. I will definitely make this again.