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.
Nov 18, 2019
I loved it - thank you! I took out the sugar, added broth and switched for quick chicken sausage. • 1 cup chopped onion • 4-5 links of Italian chicken sausage (no-sugar-added/ already cooked) • 2 cups chopped celery • 1 medium green pepper, chopped (sub other peppers) • 1 teaspoon dried basil • 1 teaspoon dried oregano • 1/4teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon pepper • 4 cups (32 ounces) canned diced tomatoes, undrained • 2 cups broth (vegetable or chicken) • 4 cups diced zucchini Method: 1. In a large pan, saute onion until translucent. 2. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the zucchini; cover and simmer 1 hour. 3. Stir in zucchini and simmer 10 minutes.
Aug 3, 2019
Initially, I made half the recipe and used "mild" Italian sausage. No Parmesan. My family loved this recipe! Dad said it was the best soup I've ever made - Yea!
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.