Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This soup is just wonderful. Very easy to assemble and quick, while not compromising any "slow cooked" flavor. I think you'll love this soup with a crisp salad, and crusty bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large stock pot, add Italian sausage, onion, and garlic. Cook over medium heat until sausage is cooked through, and onion is opaque. Add broth and next seven ingredients, stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in parsley. Serve with parmesan cheese.
  2. Crockpot method: In a medium skillet, saute sausage, onion, and garlic, until sausage is cooked through. Add to 3 quart crock pot with all ingredients excetp parsley and cheese. Cook on low six hours, or high for three. Stir in parsley before serving, garnish individual bowls with cheese.
Most Helpful

This is a great tasting, hearty soup. I also used the crockpot method as written with the following changes. I added 3 small stalks of celery, 3/4 cup Red Wine, 1 small red onion, 1 small vidalia onion, and 3/4 lb of common mushrooms. This is probably why my soup was more like a hearty stew. I also used Herbs de Provence instead of Itialian seasoning. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe. I will make this again.

-GEORGE- February 18, 2008

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I got love in my tummy. A hearty soup to keep you smiling all day.

Audrey M December 05, 2007

YUMMY! Made this the crockpot way on high for 3.5 hrs. Added one stalk of chopped celery and omitted the red bell pepper. Also used italian style tomatoes and omitted the italian seasoning. I found mini cheese ravioli (dried) at Trader Joes that worked great. Simple and wonderful.

JanuaryBride November 07, 2007