This is great as thick soup served with French bread or served over rice or noodles. Better the next day!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
4 hrs 15 mins
total:
4 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix celery into cooked sausage; cook and stir until celery is softened, about 10 minutes.

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  • Combine sausage mixture, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, salt, sugar, oregano, Italian seasoning, basil, and garlic powder in a slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 21.8g 44% DV; carbohydrates 25.8g 8% DV; fat 23.6g 36% DV; cholesterol 49mg 16% DV; sodium 2218.3mg 89% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2014
I liked this recipe very much ! I do not like reviews where everyone is changing what the ingredients are because that is not the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2014
Meh. This soup just didn't excite me. It wasn't bad, but I found myself looking for excuses to eat something else. I always rate recipes as written, but I might add beans or pasta to this if I ever make it again as I felt like a flavor or texture was missing for me. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 584
  • 4 star values: 87
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2014
I liked this recipe very much ! I do not like reviews where everyone is changing what the ingredients are because that is not the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2014
I have gotten recipes from All recipes almost every week for several years and this is the first review I have done. This is without a doubt the best soup I have ever had. I made it exactly as it was written (I hate it when people review & give stars when they have changes it so much that it is not the same recipe) Anyway, that said I changed nothing. I put some aside for my Mom but it was so good that I ended up eating mine and her's too. My bad. So thank you Jennifer for a wonderful soup recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2013
Loved this soup! I did use hot Italian turkey sausage out of the casing. I used 2 (15oz) cans of diced tomatoes with garlic and oregano instead of the 2 (28oz)cans. I also added 4c of fat free low sodium chicken broth to this....how else is it a soup if there is no broth or liquid? I did add small diced carrots to the onion and celery and used a frozen bag of red, yellow and green peppers that were sliced, 2 medium zucchini and I added a can of drained and rinsed small white beans. Very hearty and delicious. I ate mine with red hot pepper flakes, pecorino romano and a few crunchy croutons. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2014
Recipe is great, added more seasoning, added feta cheese and used spicy Italian sausage and I found it too thick to be a soup so I added a bottle of beer which made it even better and more soup like. Awesome w/ some French bread Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2013
Used spicy Italian sausage otherwise wouldn't recommend any changes on the recipe! So far I have created open-faced sandwich with a toasted sesame bun mixed it with Orecchiette pasta and as a soup with oyster crackers. Always with Parmesan cheese please! Made it on Monday night and ate great the whole week. Thank you Jennifer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2019
SO GOOD!!! Perfect for cold miserable days---its excellent comfort food. I call this "pizza stew" because it has a lot of similar flavors. I reviewed this the first time I made it and said that it was WAY too salty with the added salt--and I still think it would be too salty with the added salt. The salt in the canned tomatoes and sausage links is more than enough. I have been using Sprout's sweet Italian sausage links. Lots of people have commented on how they think there won't be enough broth...just remember that you need TWO Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2013
I cooked this as the directions said with no changes, very easy and very flavorful. I even brought some to the neighbors , great on these cold days. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2014
Made it exactly to the recipe. wonderful soup. While cooking in crock pot it seemed like it was going to be very thick, almost like a stew, but by serving time consistency was perfect. Smelled so good, husband was opening crock pot and "tasting" before it was done. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2013
Loved this, but did do a few changes. I used the Italian sausage out of the casing, and all the other ingredients. I did add a box of vegetable broth from Trader Joes, which made it a soup rather than stew. And I added light red kidney bean, as well as a can of cannellini beans. This soup had wonderful flavors and was visually appealing as well. A great family meal, or a perfect meal for guests. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2014
Meh. This soup just didn't excite me. It wasn't bad, but I found myself looking for excuses to eat something else. I always rate recipes as written, but I might add beans or pasta to this if I ever make it again as I felt like a flavor or texture was missing for me. Read More
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