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Pasta/Sausage Soup

This is a good soup for our area since we have many good sausage makers. The soup has a rich flavor and is even tastier the next day. If you are unable to find bow tie pasta, you can substitute another macaroni product.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)


  • 1-1/2 pounds hot or sweet Italian sausage links
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


  • Remove casings from sausage; cut into 1-in. pieces. In a Dutch oven, brown sausage over medium heat. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute onion and green pepper in drippings until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Return sausage to the pan; stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 165 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 703mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • aft1009
    Dec 4, 2014

    This is so easy to make and very very tasty. I don't add the pasta until it's all done and I use a mix of hot Italian chicken sausage and sweet chicken sausage, which is very tasty. I've sent this recipe to all my friends and they love it.

  • Melody the Gardener
    Jun 11, 2014

    This is our family favorite soups. I use applegate sausage( chicken and apple).I double the recipe except for the meat. I also like Zucchini in mine. It also freezes well. I also precook the pasta because we like extra sauce.

  • Sarayp
    Jan 12, 2014

    This soup was very tasty, but the pasta soaked up almost all of the soup. Mine ended up like a casserole. I want to try again but with much less pasta.

  • coconutpatty
    Jan 18, 2013

    My husband said this was a keeper. I used half sweet sausage and half hot sausage and rotini instead of bow ties. It was very flavorful and easy to make.

  • kay52178
    Jan 25, 2012

    Very good!

  • morningjavas
    Oct 6, 2011

    Delicious!!!Easy to make and filling.

  • Mrs_T
    Feb 24, 2011

    I have made this recipe countless times over the years. My 9-year-old granddaughter is a great fan of this soup. (I omit the Worcestershire sauce from the recipe as she has an allergy to that ingredient, and it is just as yummy without it). I keep Italian sausage and also frozen diced green pepper in the freezer so I can make this at a moment's notice. It has a very rich flavor for such a quick and easy recipe!

  • wadi2u
    Feb 20, 2011

    This was VERY good and full of flavor!!! I will make it again! mmm good!

  • bake4all
    Feb 21, 2010

    I've shared this recipe more times than I can count; it's delicious and very easy to assemble!

  • m.northem
    Dec 21, 2009

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