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Hot Italian Sausage Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

Loaded with zesty sausage and an array of veggies, this soup will hit the spot! A hint of brown sugar balances the heat with a little sweetness, making it a real crowd-pleaser. “I'm part owner of a small tavern, and on Saturdays, we provide soups and deli sandwiches free of charge. Our patrons love this recipe,” writes Dan Bute of Ottawa, Illinois.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup frozen Italian vegetables
  • 3/4 cup julienned green, sweet red and/or yellow pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Drain sausage; add to soup and heat through.

Can you freeze Hot Italian Sausage Soup?

Cool soup and transfer to freezer containers. Freeze up to 3 months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 262 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 1224mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein.

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