Italian (Turkey) Sausage Soup

"Great for those busy mornings or too-hot-to-cook days. Sometimes I use half the package of sausage to stretch the budget and it's still great. I've also doubled the seasonings for an extra kick. *NOTE* The recipe should say "pepper jack cheese" in the toppings."
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Ready In:
5hrs 10mins




  • Place vegetables, broth, tomatoes, and meat in crockpot.
  • Stir in spices.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours until veggies are tender.
  • Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with desired toppings.
  • *For stove-top method* Remove sausage from casings, dice onions, and chop potatoes into bite-sized chunks.
  • Drizzle a tablespoon or two of oil (I use extra virgin olive oil) into a large pot. Over med to med-hi heat, add in meat, using wooden spoon to help break it up into smaller pieces.
  • Once sausage has browned, add in onions (if desired, use some freshly minced garlic and add here). Saute' for a few minutes until softened.
  • Pour in tomatoes, broth, and stir in the seasonings (omit garlic powder if using fresh garlic). After liquid comes to a bubble, drop in the potatoes, reduce heat, and cook until potatoes are at desired tenderness.
  • Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with desired toppings.

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  1. A nice hearty soup that pairs well with homemade crusty bread. I found the soup needed more spices for our tastes. I tried it about half way through and decided to add celery leaves and bay leaf. I think next time I would add carrots and maybe a wee bit of corn too. You really could add just about any veggie you like to this one. I also sauteed the onion and sausage ahead of time so that I could drain excess fat. I will definitely make this again. Made for Spring PAC 2009. Thx for the recipe!
  2. Great soup!! I used a 15 oz can of tomatoes and made 14 oz of chicken broth. I also added a bay leaf. For the toppings, I had parmesan and next time might try an italian blend cheese. :) Thanks, unmistakable1, for a wonderful comfort food!
  3. Really nice flavour! I chose the crockpot method. I think if the potatoes were omitted this soup could be thickened for a nice pasta sauce.
  4. My husband loved this recipe! I used a 14 1/2 oz can diced Italian seasoned tomatoes, veggie broth & added seasonings like Italian seasoning, salt, pepper & more garlic powder. I only used 1 potato (about 1 1/2 cups). I made this on the stove top & I covered the saucepan for about 20 min to cook the potatoes. I also used a 13 oz pkg of smoked Jenni-O turkey sausage. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe; he said to keep it for sure!
  5. Hearty and easy. Just what I needed!


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