Italian Turkey Sausage Soup

Italian Turkey Sausage Soup

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Use either sweet or hot Italian-style turkey sausage for this rustic vegetable soup. Accompany with thick slices of toasted bread drizzled with olive oil.


  • 8 ounces sweet or hot Italian-style turkey sausage (cut into 1/2-inch thick slices)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large carrots, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large leek, trimmed, cut lengthwise into four equal pieces and sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup peeled, cubed potatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups chopped zucchini
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup uncooked bowtie pasta


  1. Place the butter into a large soup pot over medium heat. Once melted, add the sausage and cook for 3 minutes, and then add the carrots, onion and leek, and sauté for 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in the potatoes, broth and the water and bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer the soup until the potatoes are just tender, and then add the green beans, zucchini, crushed tomatoes, chopped tomato and beans. Cook the mixture for 8 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, cook the pasta as directed on the package, and then add to the soup. Stir to combine and then serve hot.


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