Slow-Cooker Easy Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup

Slow-Cooker Easy Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup

Garbanzos, zucchini, Parmesan, tomatoes, sausage--this easy recipe turns to classic Italian flavorings to create a satisfying soup.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

9:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

7

(1

1/2
lb. bulk Italian pork sausage
1
cup sliced fresh carrots
1
large baking potato, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1
garlic clove, minced
2
(14-oz.) cans beef broth
1
(15-oz.) can garbanzo beans or Chick Peas, drained
1
(14.5-oz.) can pasta-style chunky tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2
cups water
1/2
teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1
bay leaf
1
cup julienne-cut (2x1/8x1/8-inch) zucchini
1/4
cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese, if desired
  1. Cook sausage in large skillet until no longer pink, stirring frequently. Drain. In 3 1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker, combine cooked sausage and all remaining ingredients except zucchini and cheese; stir gently to mix.
  2. Cover; cook on Low setting for 7 to 9 hours.
  3. About 30 minutes before serving, remove and discard bay leaf from soup. Gently stir in zucchini. Cover; cook an additional 30 minutes or until zucchini is tender.
  4. To serve, ladle soup into individual bowls. Sprinkle with cheese.
Makes 7 (1 1/2-cup) servings
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Ingredient Info
Baking potatoes have low moisture and high starch content. Known as russets or Idaho potatoes, they are characterized by their long, slightly rounded shape and rough brown skin.
Healthy Hint
A serving of this soup provides a good source of fiber.
Serving Suggestion
Pick up a loaf of focaccia and warm it to serve with this chunky soup. For an easy dessert, warm apple pie filling and serve it over ice cream with a drizzle of caramel ice cream topping.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 1000mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 14g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.