Best Italian Sausage Soup


This is one of my favorite soups and it always gets rave reviews! Salad, hard rolls and wine make a meal! You can make this 24 hours ahead of time without the noodles and wait to add the spinach noodles until soup is reheated for serving. Yummy! Serve topped with grated Parmesan!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds sweet Italian sausage

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 small onions, chopped

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes

  • 1 ¼ cups dry red wine

  • 5 cups beef broth

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 zucchini, sliced

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 (16 ounce) package spinach fettuccine pasta

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, cook sausage over medium heat until brown. Remove with a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels. Drain fat from pan, reserving 3 tablespoons.

  2. Cook garlic and onion in reserved fat for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, wine, broth, basil, and oregano. Transfer to a slow cooker, and stir in sausage, zucchini, bell pepper, and parsley.

  3. Cover, and cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours.

  4. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente, about 7 minutes. Drain water, and add pasta to the slow cooker. Simmer for a few minutes, and season with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

436 Calories
18g Fat
44g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 1609mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 27mg 135%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 885mg 19%

* 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.

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