Hearty Italian Minestrone Soup

Serves: 9

This fresh-tasting minestrone soup gets its zesty flavor from Italian sausage. If your family likes food extra spicy, use hot bulk Italian sausage instead.

Yield: 9 servings
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1 pound bulk Italian sausage
2 cups sliced celery
1 cup chopped onion
6 cups chopped zucchini
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomato, undrained
1 1/2 cups chopped green peppers
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


In a large saucepan, cook the sausage until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towel to drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of drippings. Saute celery and onion in drippings for 5 minutes. Add sausage and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Yield: 9 servings.

Source: tasteofhome.com

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