Sicilian Sausage Soup


A hearty minestrone type of soup.

soup in white bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • ½ pound Italian sausage

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • teaspoon fennel seeds

  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced

  • 2 stalks celery, sliced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • ½ cup ditalini pasta

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Stir in sausage, onion and fennel seeds and cook until sausage is brown, 10 minutes. Stir in carrots and celery and continue to cook and stir until vegetables begin to color, 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, parsley, basil and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

  2. Stir in pasta, salt and pepper, cook until pasta is tender, 10 minutes more. Serve topped with grated Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
11g Fat
24g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 620mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 19mg 93%
Calcium 151mg 12%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 652mg 14%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.