Italian Zucchini Soup
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
- 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups diced tomatoes, undrained
- 4 cups diced zucchini
- Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
- In a Dutch oven, brown sausage with onion; drain excess fat. Add the next eight ingredients; cover and simmer 1 hour. Stir in zucchini and simmer 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 156 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 1046mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.
Feb 23, 2020
How would I do this in an instapot? We love this soup but it is time consuming and always takes much longer than expected, though worth it. it is even better the next day.
Nov 18, 2019
I loved it - thank you! I took out the sugar, added broth and switched for quick chicken sausage. • 1 cup chopped onion • 4-5 links of Italian chicken sausage (no-sugar-added/ already cooked) • 2 cups chopped celery • 1 medium green pepper, chopped (sub other peppers) • 1 teaspoon dried basil • 1 teaspoon dried oregano • 1/4teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon pepper • 4 cups (32 ounces) canned diced tomatoes, undrained • 2 cups broth (vegetable or chicken) • 4 cups diced zucchini Method: 1. In a large pan, saute onion until translucent. 2. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the zucchini; cover and simmer 1 hour. 3. Stir in zucchini and simmer 10 minutes.
Aug 3, 2019
Initially, I made half the recipe and used "mild" Italian sausage. No Parmesan. My family loved this recipe! Dad said it was the best soup I've ever made - Yea!
May 25, 2019
I’ve been making this, (or some version of it, depending what ingredients I have on hand) for years. I make a huge pot and freeze portions to pull out whenever I have a taste, or need something quick for dinner or lunch.
Sep 7, 2017
I made this but added 3 large cloves of smashed garlic and 2 C of dry white wine, which took away the need for the sugar. Because I used home canned tomatoes (3 pts) I omitted the salt. Also, I added 1 can of chicken broth and 1/2 can of water. Really gr8 recipe!!!
May 26, 2017
Soup is very good, but way too salty. Can't imagine adding chicken stock and making it even saltier. Perhaps there is a typo on the amount of salt to add, will use 1/2 tsp next time.
Dec 4, 2016
Really nice flavor, I added 32 oz of vegetable broth since there was no liquid in the recipe.
Sep 30, 2015
I had roma tomatoes on hand, not really juicy, but for the simmering part there was no liquid to simmer. Maybe it meant two cups of canned diced tomatoes? I added two cups of beef broth. I also cut the recipe in half.
Nov 10, 2014
Fantastic, flavorful soup! I added black beans and cannellini beans and 2 cups chicken broth.
Oct 10, 2014
This is an italian soup I grew up with we call it Jumbotha which means end of the garden or a jumble of ingredients. What ever was grown that year at the end of the season was thrown in. Hence the abundance of zucchini & tomatoes. We did not add meat then. But I do now at times especially small meatballs.