Italian Zucchini Soup
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
- 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
- 4 cups diced tomatoes, undrained
- 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 cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 156 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 1046mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.
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May 25, 2019
I’ve been making this, (or some version of it, depending what ingredients I have on hand) for years. I make a huge pot and freeze portions to pull out whenever I have a taste, or need something quick for dinner or lunch.
Sep 7, 2017
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!!!
May 26, 2017
Soup is very good, but way too salty. Can't imagine adding chicken stock and making it even saltier. Perhaps there is a typo on the amount of salt to add, will use 1/2 tsp next time.
Dec 4, 2016
Really nice flavor, I added 32 oz of vegetable broth since there was no liquid in the recipe.
Sep 30, 2015
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.
Nov 10, 2014
Fantastic, flavorful soup! I added black beans and cannellini beans and 2 cups chicken broth.
Oct 10, 2014
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.
Aug 2, 2014
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.
Oct 15, 2013
Added white beans, baby bellas and diatelini pasta.... fabulous!
Oct 6, 2013
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