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Quick Pasta Sausage Soup

"Our family looks forward to a pot of soup every Saturday," writes Janet Eggers of Pound, Wisconsin. "This one ranks high at our house because the flavor is sooo good! The wonderful aroma of Italian seasonings simmering always brings folks to the table. The soup's nicely spiced, and the turkey sausage makes it a little lighter."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


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


  • Remove casings from sausage; cut links into 1/2-in. pieces. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook sausage over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  • In the drippings, saute green pepper, onion and garlic for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  • Add the water, tomatoes, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon, salt, basil, thyme and sausage. Bring to a boil; add pasta. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 18-22 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 0g sugar total.

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  • Monacarmody
    Dec 29, 2013

    Turned out great! I estimated this soup to be approx. 150 calories per serving. I used 1.22 lbs of turkey sausage which was plenty

  • Sarayp
    Nov 17, 2013

    I really enjoyed the flavor of this soup, but there was WAY too much pasta. I would cut it down to 2 or even 1.5 cups next time.

  • ConnieK
    Jul 5, 2012

    Very good soup. I never tried a pasta/sausage soup before and will definately make this again. I make my own Italian turkey sausage (also found in TOH Light & Tasty; 2003, p.131) and the soup turned out very well.

  • joedebfry
    Jul 14, 2009

    No comment left

  • chocgrl_az
    May 21, 2009

    This is a great soup. My family loves it! You can use a hot Italian sausage with this too and it is also delicious. Make sure you don't add too much pasta as it will turn out more of a pasta dish then a soup.