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Turkey Sausage Soup with Fresh Vegetables

Our family is big on soup. This favorite is quick to make and very tasty, and it gives me plenty of time to have fun with my kids and grandkids while it slow-cooks. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings (about 3-1/4 quarts)


  • 1 package (19-1/2 ounces) Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups cut fresh green beans (1-inch pieces)
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 large sweet red or green pepper, chopped
  • 8 green onions, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh basil


  • In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain and transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker.
  • Add tomatoes, beans, carrots, green beans, zucchini, pepper and green onions. In a large bowl, whisk stock, tomato paste and seasoned salt; pour over vegetables.
  • Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until vegetables are tender. Just before serving, stir in basil.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add stock if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 167 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 604mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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  • Corinne
    Oct 28, 2020

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  • hughesbambi
    Feb 13, 2018

    Really good. I hardly ever change anything the first time but I did this time because... I do not like zucchini in soups so I substituted red potatoes, substituted Italian green beans for green beans because I prefer Italian green beans. I only used 6 oz. of tomato paste instead of 12. Used 1 15 oz. can of petite tomatoes instead of 3 fresh and yellow onion in place of green onions, dried basil in place of fresh because that was what I had. Soup was really good and I don't think my changes were that big a deal. I will definitely be making this again.

  • Jim
    Dec 12, 2017

    Followed the recipe exactly. It was a big hit with everyone and I will most certainly make it again.

  • Kathyjordan
    Apr 4, 2017

    Lots of options to change up with whatever veggies your family likes. Very tasty but light soup.

  • bicktasw
    Mar 17, 2017

    What a nice, light , yet warming soup! I used smoked turkey sausage instead of the Italian and did not have the seasoned salt or basil ...... the soup was very good with loads of flavor. I will use the Italian sausage the next time I make it ..... I'm sure it will be just as tasty!!