Tasty-Italian Vegetable Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
- 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- In a large saucepan, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, beans, tomatoes, broth, zucchini and basil.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the zucchini is tender, about 5 minutes. Garnish with cheese.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 173 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.
Sep 29, 2018
Does this soup freeze well?
Jun 13, 2018
This was one of the best soup recipes I have ever tasted. I read the reviews before hand so I added a can of spicy Rotel and a little extra basil. And I love the fact that it is very low in calories.
Mar 27, 2018
I also considered this to be my "begin with" recipe. I added sliced mushrooms and baby spinach. in addition to a can of Rotel Original with peppers and tomatoes, and a sprinkling of red pepper flakes. YUM!
Nov 28, 2017
Definitely a "begin with" recipe. I added garlic, celery, carrots, oregano, green onions at the end, and some black pepper. Also, a tad of italian-spiced tomato sauce. I gave this recipe 5 stars because it inspired me. Definitely use this recipe to kick start a meal. Easy to shop for and prepare. I quarter-sliced the zucchini into bite-size bits. Oh yea, simmer about 30 minutes to infuse all the flavors. Worth the wait. The cheese, definitely, is a must.
Nov 23, 2017
This soup was easy and delicious! I used sweet Italian brats (19 oz package) removed from their casings and used extra beef broth (salted) due to the extra meat. I was really surprised this soup didn't need any extra seasoning. (I did use 1 tsp basil.) The sausage and garbanzos gave the recipe great tooth, and the zucchini and tomatoes helped make it even more filling. The parmesan cheese at the end really brought it all together. So good!!!! Oh, and even better left over!!
Nov 18, 2014
Great, quick soup. Easy, one pot, simple ingredients that you probably already have. Sounds too good to be true! I know, I was skeptical, but this was awesome. My husband and I agreed its a keeper. Next time I plan freeze half prior to adding the zucchini, chickpeas and Parmesan.
Nov 5, 2014
This was great! Quick, easy and good. The whole family liked it.
Feb 4, 2014
Soup recipes don't get much easier than this one. Low calorie, low fat and low carbohydrates does NOT mean bland, boring flavor! We loved this soup and didn't feel as though we were breaking the bank, calories-wise, when we had seconds!! Another keeper; next time I make this I may use Italian-style tomatoes for a little added kick in flavor.
Dec 29, 2009
Fabulous!! Flavor was really good. Ingredients have proteins and vegies so it's a one-pot meal. I cut the sausage up in little 1/2" pieces so there would be a piece in every bite. Will def. save this one!
May 3, 2009
This is one my favorite soups to make. It is a standby for those cold winter days!