Pre-warmed soup bowls are a thoughtful touch. Set oven-safe crocks on a bakng sheet and tuck into a warm oven for a few minutes. Remove from oven and ladle in hot, hearty soup...mmm, pass the bread, please!
1 pound ground hot Italian sausage, crumbled
1 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 zucchinis, quarted and sliced
3 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (28-oz.) can stewed tomatoes
1 (10-oz.) can tomatoes with chiles
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
1 cup water
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 cup canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make It
Combine sausage, onion, celery, peppers, zucchini and garlic in a large saucepan; sauté until sausage is browned and vegetables are tender.
Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, water, basil, salt and pepper; cook until heated through. Mix in garbanzo beans, heat through. Serve in warmed soup bowls.