121 Reviews

We love this soup! Thank you for posting. For anyone trying to watch their calories, try making with Jennie-O Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage. Brings it down about 100 calories less / serving and still delicious! :)

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The Stuebingers March 07, 2015

This is the second time I'm making this soup. It's simply Yummy. Noting needs adjusting the recipe is spot on, and I'm a pretty picky cook. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Olliebears Mom August 22, 2014

This is a very flavourful and hearty soup! The first time I made <br/>UPDATE: I made this again as we loved it the first time; however, this time I added the orzo....big mistake. Even 1/2 cup was way too much. I found that it completely absorbed the liquid and made the soup too thick. I will make this soup again but never with the orzo.

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cfletcher September 28, 2013

Wonderful and filling. I followed the recipe to the letter and can't see how it would be any better. My husband LOVED it. Adding it to my recipe box for sure.

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LoneStar*Lori August 20, 2013

So good, so comforting and so easy to make. I love everything about this soup. The Italian sausage really sets this recipe apart from other soup recipes. Thank you for much for sharing with us, my family loved this.

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mommyoffour April 19, 2013

I did make a few adjustments to what I had on hand and also due to dietary needs. Because I am a Celiac, I used homemade Pork/Beef sausage that my local meat shop makes for me that is lower in sodium and gluten free. Also, I substituted 2 tbsp. sherry for the wine and added 2-3 Tbsp. brown sugar . Seeing as how orzo is off limits for me, I used 1-540 ml tin butter beans (in Canada called "Dry White Lima Beans"), drained and rinsed. I drained off all the fat from the sausage (mine sausage is pretty lean to begin with) in a metal colander, and added 1 Tbsp. butter, just before serving just to round out the taste. Also added 2 tsp. dried parsley with the basil and oregano.I didn't add any Parmesan cheese, because I didn't have any fresh stuff, but that didn't matter as both my husband and I loved the soup. Also made my husband fresh cheese biscuits to go with the soup.

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farmfloosie January 26, 2013

Wonderful soup! Made this adding some tortellini for the orzo and adding some celery, cabbage and a few leftover mushrooms....so good on a cold snowy day. DH could only go yummmm. Definately going into my Favorites of 2013. Thank you for posting.

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mama smurf January 11, 2013

I wanted to love this but only like it. I don't know what it was missing for me but it just wasn't all the way there. Will keep and try with some tweaks. Thank you!!

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RaeMay August 29, 2012

I cut the recipe in half and made it a couple days ago. Just tasted it and am looking forward to having it for supper later. I may need to add more broth when I reheat it as it is quite thick. Will be great with fresh bread.

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adopt a greyhound January 09, 2012

Lovely Soup! I made this for lunch today. I did not use zucchini as my husband hates it, so I used Italian broad beans. Other than that I stayed true to the recipe. Fast to make, great flavor-this will be a repeat this winter. Thanks for posting!!!

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Dib's December 08, 2011
Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup