Crock Pot Tuscany Peasant Soup

READY IN: 4hrs 50mins
Recipe by Porfavorcorona

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

Top Review by mersaydees

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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.

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