• Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes


This is a quick recipe for a hearty and filling soup. It came about due to cold weather, having a cold, and being pretty hungry!


  • 1 lb of Italian Sausage (Hot, Sweet or Mild) Casings removed
  • 2 Medium Onions (or one really large one) chopped into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper chopped into bite-sized chunks
  • 4 Small potatoes (or 3 medium ones, or 2 large ones)peeled and chopped into bite-sized chunks
  • 4 Medium carrots (or 2 large ones) sliced in rounds if medium sized or cut in half and sliced if large ones
  • 3 Celery Stalks chopped into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 Medium zucchini, cut length-wise in half and than sliced
  • 1 Can (28oz) of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped fine (or 1tsp of minced garlic)
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Basil
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 3 cups of water


  • You will need:
  • A large pot (We recommend a 6-8 quart stock/soup pot)
  • A large spoon for stirring (We used a classic wooden spoon)
  • A hand sieve or strainer with small slots
  • A sharp knife
  • A Peeler
  • A measuring cup
  • A teaspoon and a tablespoon
  • 1. In a large pot combine the sausage, onions, and bell pepper and cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes (until sausage is well browned) Stirring frequently to prevent burning. Drain fat if necessary.
  • 2. Add in tomatoes, water, basil, oregano, potatoes, carrots, and celery. Bring to a boil and than reduce heat to medium-low and simmer covered for 20 minutes (until vegetables are just tender) stirring occasionally
  • 3. Add in zucchini and simmer 5-10 minutes, until zucchini is tender.

Categories: Misc. One Dish  Soup 

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