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Hearty Italian Sausage Soup

Hearty Italian Sausage Soup bursts with flavor and eats like a meal. Parmesan cheese is the secret ingredient.
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Allie Taylor


  • 6-8 sweet Italian sausage links 1 pound or more
  • 1 large onion vertically sliced (into crescents)
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon beef bouillon granules or 3 beef bouillon cubes
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 green pepper diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 small zucchini cubed
  • 2 ounces linguine broken into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  • Remove sausage from skins and cook fully in a large stockpot or Dutch oven.
  • Drain off most of the fat.
  • Add in sliced onion to the sausage, and sauté 'til onion is slightly soft.
  • Add water, bouillon granules or cubes, tomatoes, green pepper, oregano, basil and pepper.
  • Bring to a full boil, then add zucchini, linguine and parmesan cheese.
  • Cover and cook until pasta is ready according to the package directions. Stir occasionally to prevent pasta from sticking. Enjoy!


Use a different kind of pasta if you like.
Break the sausage into bite size pieces while sautéing.
This recipe makes a very generous six main dish servings.
It doubles easily, and also freezes well.