Crock Pot Tuscany Peasant Soup

Total Time
4hrs 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs 30 mins

A hearty soup that's great on a cool day. This soup is quick and easy to prepare and has great flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown Italian sausages on all sides; slice sausages 1/2-inch thick rounds.
  2. Use non-stick cooking spray or a little vegetable oil if using turkey Italian sausage.
  3. Pour off excess fat.
  4. Add to skillet the celery, zucchini and onion.
  5. Saute 2 minutes longer, stirring.
  6. In crockpot, combine beef broth, tomato sauce, and basil.
  7. Add sausage and vegetable mixture; cover and cook on LOW for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.
  10. Serve this hearty soup with garlic bread or crusty Italian bread.
Most Helpful

This is one of my favorite low-fat soups from Lou Seibert Pappas' book, Extra-Special Crockery Pot Recipes. She recommends accompanying it with garlic-buttered toasted French bread. Also, the recipe I have includes a step after Step 6 where you heat the crockpot on high (300°F) for 30 minutes with the stock, tomato sauce and basil; then turn it to low and cook 2-3 hours.

mersaydees December 25, 2011

This soup had very good flavor but I would add a few things like carrots and diced tomatoes and possibly a small pasta for more body next time.

hunny pooh April 18, 2007