Italian Sausage & Vegetable Soup

Gooseberry Patch
Italian Sausage & Vegetable Soup
This heaty Italian Sausage & Vegetable Soup will wisk you away to the warm, Italian countryside with one bite.


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1/2 pound Italian ground pork sausage
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 14-oz. cans chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes in tomato purée
2 zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup orzo pasta, uncooked
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


Brown sausage in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Drain, leaving a small amount of drippings in pan. Add onion and garlic; cook just until tender. Add broth, wine or broth, vegetables and herbs; bring to a boil. Add uncooked pasta; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until vegetables and pasta are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Created date

November 2012