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Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup

Another soup recipe to enjoy in chilly weather:  Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup

Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup

This recipe is so simple, you can have it completely done and ready to eat in about 25 minutes.  It has a little bit of a tomato base, plenty of Italian sausage and vegetables, and my favorite… garbanzo beans!

Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup Recipe

This is the perfect soup choice to make for weekday lunches.  Add a side salad, and you’re good to go!

Yield: 6 servings (2 cups each)

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup


  • 12 ounces sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • One 16-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • One 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • One 14.5 ounce can beef broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large soup pot, cook the sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink.  Drain off any accumulated fat (I like to dab with paper towels to soak up as much fat as possible).
  2. Stir in all of the remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the carrot and zucchini are tender.


  • If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use brands of chickpeas and beef broth that are known to be GF.
  • Nutritional information per serving (serving size 2 cups):  calories: 257, fat: 12g, sat fat: 4g, cholesterol: 40mg, sodium: 1159mg, potassium: 433.5mg, carbohydrates: 24.2g, fiber: 5.2g, sugar: 3.4g, protein: 14.1g
  • Weight Watchers Points:  Freestyle SmartPoints: 2, Original SmartPoints: 4, PointsPlus:  7, Old Program:  5

Here are a few more vegetable soup recipes you might enjoy:


  1. postedSep 14, 2016 8:42 AM
    Sue Graves

    I make this about once a week during the summer months. Hubby doesn’t like zucchini so use a sweet potato or a yellow potato in place of it if he’s watching or a well peeled zucchini if he’s not. Everyone we have shared this soup with loves it. Use turkey sausage all the time and add extra toasted fennel because we like the flavor so much. Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. postedMar 12, 2016 11:07 AM

    Just made this soup. Yum!! Used 1/2 Sweet Italian turkey sausage & 1/2 regular sweet Italian sausage to cut a few calories, some fat. Delicious. Very tasty. Will make again. 

  3. postedMar 7, 2016 4:06 AM

    This soup is just real food for real people. It’s like what you’re hoping is brought over when you are sick, tired, cranky, and worn out. Comfort food for the soul! And it has cabbage. Looks sooooooo good!!!! 

    • postedMar 8, 2016 9:11 AM

      I’d be happy if anyone ever brought me food, lol 🙂

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