Zesty Garbanzo Sausage Soup

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours


7 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Even the busiest home cooks will have time to prepare this Cajun-inspired soup. If your family prefers spicier flavors, use medium salsa instead of mild.
Zesty Garbanzo Sausage Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) mild salsa
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh or frozen okra
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 8 ingredients. Cover and cook on low until vegetables are tender, 6-8 hours. Stir in kielbasa. Cover and cook until heated through, about 30 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 370 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 1514mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 14g protein.

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