Bruce's Italian Soup

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by The Thorn of Hudson

This is very easy to make, and wonderful on a cold day. It was from a special friend, but my family (my Dad in particular named it -in our household - Bruce's Soup.) I post this in my Dad's memory - he passed away Apr 05.

Top Review by sugarpea

Made this using the fresh version of everything except the canned tomatoes. Excellent, fast and satisfying. Dh (meat lover) especially loved it. I switched to turkey meatballs and turkey sausage and added 1 1/2tsp Italian seasoning.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (16 ounce) bagsof frozen ravioli or 2 (16 ounce) bags tortellini
  • 1 (30 ounce) can Swanson chicken broth (the large can size)
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen Italian cut green beans
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen peppers and onions (stir fry)
  • 2 lbs ground beef, browned, crumbled and drained
  • 2 lbs hot Italian sausage, browned, crumbled and drained
  • mini meatballs, Dad loved them (optional)


  1. Cook Ravioli or Tortellini according to package directions (al dente) and well drained, put aside.
  2. Mix all the remaining listed ingredients in a large stew pot, cook on low until heated through out - add your choice of cooked ravioli, or tortellini.
  3. Serve in a large soup bowl - sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese.
  4. Seve with fresh hot Italian bread.
  5. Enjoy!

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