- 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 quart canned tomatoes, cut up
- 4 cups diced zucchini
- Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
- In a Dutch oven, brown sausage with onion; drain excess fat. Add the next eight ingredients; cover and simmer 1 hour. Stir in zucchini and simmer 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 2 quarts.
Reviews forItalian Zucchini Soup
"I made this but added 3 large cloves of smashed garlic and 2 C of dry white wine, which took away the need for the sugar. Because I used home canned tomatoes (3 pts) I omitted the salt. Also, I added 1 can of chicken broth and 1/2 can of water. Really gr8 recipe!!!"
"Really nice flavor, I added 32 oz of vegetable broth since there was no liquid in the recipe."
"I had roma tomatoes on hand, not really juicy, but for the simmering part there was no liquid to simmer. Maybe it meant two cups of canned diced tomatoes? I added two cups of beef broth. I also cut the recipe in half."
"This is an italian soup I grew up with we call it Jumbotha which means end of the garden or a jumble of ingredients. What ever was grown that year at the end of the season was thrown in. Hence the abundance of zucchini & tomatoes. We did not add meat then. But I do now at times especially small meatballs."
"Yummy! I used Hot Italian sausage, and added 2+Cups of chicken stock,, as somebody suggested. The Hot sausage made it quite hot, but once the zucchini was added, it tempered the heat a bit. Still spicy, though, but we like some heat. Froze some for winter meal. Will make again."
"Added white beans, baby bellas and diatelini pasta.... fabulous!"
"Really good recipe. First time I made this recipe I substituted five pieces of smokey bacon for the sausage added two cups of chicken stock and one tablespoon of chili flakes. Sorry I also added three cups of Cannellini Beans to make up for the missing texture of the sausage. Great depth of flavours. Awesome soup and a great use of zucchini"
"Just waiting for the zucchini to grow bigger before picking!"