Italian Zucchini Soup

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.


8 servings (2 qts.)

Updated: Sep. 11, 2023
This Italian zucchini soup recipe was given to me by my neighbor. Nice and simple, it's a good way to use a lot of your zucchini and other garden vegetables. It freezes well and is great to have on hand on a cold winter day. —Clara Mae Chambers, Superior, Nebraska
Italian Zucchini Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes, undrained, cut up
  • 4 cups diced zucchini
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown sausage with onion; drain excess fat. Add the next 8 ingredients; cover and simmer 1 hour. Stir in zucchini and simmer 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 156 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 1046mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.