A bowl of hearty Italian sausage soup with chunks of sausage, carrots, zucchini, beans, and wilted spinach served with crackers.
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Hearty Italian Sausage Soup Recipe – Perfect Winter Comfort Food

When the cold weather sets in, there’s nothing like a bowl of hearty Italian sausage soup to warm you up. This delicious recipe, submitted by Karen Marshall and tested by the Allrecipes Test Kitchen, combines savory sausage with fresh vegetables and beans to create a comforting and satisfying meal that’s perfect for winter.

The Best Italian Sausage Soup Recipe

If you’re looking for a soup that’s both flavorful and filling, this Italian sausage soup is the perfect choice. With a combination of Italian sausage, garlic, beef broth, tomatoes, carrots, and spinach, it’s a nutrient-packed dish that’s sure to become a family favorite.

Notes on Ingredients

This Italian sausage soup features a variety of ingredients that come together to create a rich and hearty flavor:

  • Italian Sausage: Adds a savory and slightly spicy flavor.
  • Garlic: Enhances the aroma and taste.
  • Beef Broth: Provides a robust base for the soup.
  • Italian-Style Stewed Tomatoes: Adds a tangy and slightly sweet flavor.
  • Carrots: Offer a slight sweetness and extra nutrition.
  • Great Northern Beans: Contribute a creamy texture and protein.
  • Zucchini: Adds a fresh and mild flavor.
  • Spinach: Provides a boost of vitamins and a vibrant green color.

How to Make Italian Sausage Soup

  1. Gather all ingredients.
  2. Heat a stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage and garlic; cook and stir until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Stir in broth, tomatoes, and carrots; season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in beans with liquid and zucchini; cover and simmer another 15 minutes, or until zucchini is tender.
  5. Remove soup from heat and add spinach; replace the lid and allow spinach to wilt.
  6. Stir until warmed through. Serve and enjoy!

How to Serve Italian Sausage Soup

Serve this Italian sausage soup hot, garnished with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a side of crusty bread for dipping. It’s perfect as a main course for dinner or as a hearty lunch.

How to Store Italian Sausage Soup

Store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply warm it on the stove over medium heat until hot, or microwave individual portions.

Nutrition information

NutrientAmount% Daily Value*
Calories388.02 kcal19%
Total Fat24.49 g35%
Saturated Fat8.8 g44%
Trans Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat10.98 g
Polyunsaturated Fat3.25 g
Cholesterol57.45 mg19%
Sodium1560.02 mg78%
Total Carbs22.84 g9%
Fiber5.74 g21%
Sugars5.94 g7%
Protein18.96 g38%
Calcium94.21 mg12%
Iron3.51 mg25%
Potassium748.72 mg21%
Zinc2.06 mg21%
Phosphorus248.35 mg35%
Magnesium67.12 mg18%
Vitamin A1416.37 mcg177%
Vitamin C21.59 mg27%
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Vitamin E0.93 mg8%
Vitamin K54.73 mcg73%
Thiamin (B1)0.57 mg52%
Riboflavin (B2)0.27 mg19%
Niacin (B3)4.29 mg27%
Vitamin B60.45 mg32%
Folate (B9)98.49 mcg49%
Vitamin B120.78 mcg31%
Nutrition Information for Italian Sausage Soup

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

FAQs About Italian Sausage Soup

Can I freeze Italian sausage soup?

Yes, this soup freezes well. Store in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Can I use different vegetables?

Absolutely! Feel free to add or substitute vegetables like bell peppers, kale, or potatoes based on your preference.

Is this soup gluten-free?

Check the labels on your sausage and beef broth to ensure they are gluten-free. Otherwise, all ingredients in this recipe are naturally gluten-free.

What can I use instead of Italian sausage?

You can substitute with turkey sausage or even a vegetarian sausage for a lighter or meat-free version.

Bowl of hearty Italian sausage soup with carrots, zucchini, and spinach

The Best Italian Sausage Soup Recipe

Enjoy this delicious Italian sausage soup, a hearty winter favorite that’s easy to make. Ready in just 50 minutes with a blend of savory ingredients. Perfect for cozy nights!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Soup Bowl
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 388.02 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 14 ounce cans beef broth
  • 1 14.5 ounce can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 14.5 ounce can great Northern beans, undrained
  • 2 small zucchini cubed
  • 2 cups spinach – packed rinsed and torn

Instructions
 

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Heat a stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage and garlic; cook and stir until browned, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Stir in broth, tomatoes, and carrots; season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Stir in beans with liquid and zucchini; cover and simmer another 15 minutes, or until zucchini is tender.
  • Remove soup from heat and add spinach; replace the lid and allow spinach to wilt.
  • Stir until warmed through. Serve and enjoy!
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Enjoy making and savoring this hearty Italian sausage soup, a comforting dish that’s perfect for those cold winter days.

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