Zucchini Soup & My Christmas Lunch

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Zucchini Sausage Soup. This hearty and delicious zucchini sausage soup is a family favorite. Great for Christmas lunch or dinner on a cold winter night.


For ten years, I’ve had a lunch with friends where I serve this delicious Zucchini Sausage Soup. My husband had a bad experience with zucchini’s growing up, and though he’s a very tolerant man, I’ve decided not to subject him to this type of torture. Instead, I lunch with my friends over this hearty and delicious meal.

Zucchini Sausage Soup

Before I get to the recipe…our elf J.J., has been very mysterious and colored on our large family portrait with a dry erase marker making marks on our faces  (It’s ok, it wipes off on glass).  Last night, he got into my handmade gumdrop Christmas treat.


elf on a shelf ideas

(taken with my phone)

We’re having fun having this little elf in our home for the first time.

My mom introduced this zucchini sausage soup to me a few years ago and I just love it.  In the past I made and invitation for my Christmas lunch.  I made this one 8 years ago, the first time I planned the Christmas lunch with friends:

Zucchini Sausage Soup

That’s my old phone number, so don’t try calling it.


I didn’t get enough time to make an invitation with my number this year, but had a few close friends over to eat my zucchini sausage soup. The soup is even red and green.  Perfect for Christmas!

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Zucchini Sausage Soup Recipe

5 fresh zucchini
1 lb. ground sausage
6 Tbsp olive oli
1/4 garlic powder/salt
 8 oz. cans tomoato sauce
16 oz. can diced peeled tomoatoes
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp onion powder
16 oz. shredded colby jack cheese
Cook ground sausage, set aside. Cut up fresh zucchini into cubes. Cook zucchini in oil, butter, garlic, onion until soft. Then, throw in cooked sausage, tomato sauce, diced tomoatoes, and a little water if needed. Once everything is in the pot, simmer until hot. Add shredded cheese at the end just before serving. *I don’t like onions, so I use onion salt, but for the lovers, you can cook them with meat or zucchini.

This is for 4-5 people, I double this for a group of 10. Very hearty and filling!

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Join The Discussion



  1. Sarah P. says:

    What a fun tradition with friends…I love your poem! I wish I would be more adventurous to get my friends together.

  2. Tasha Moore says:

    Oh my goodness, that soup looks divine! I love zucchini’s, and add in some sausage–YUM. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wendy says:

    Love the cute elf on a shelf ideas. Never thought of the glass on a picture frame to be like a dry erase board. The soup looks pretty tasty, too. I like the candy trees in the center…did you make those?

  4. Laura K. says:

    Ha! I love that candy machine in the background…it even has Christmas colored candies in it!

  5. Coley says:

    That invitation is adorable!

  6. Tami says:

    I got that recipe from you last year and my husband LOVES it! He gets so excited when I make it. It is SO good! Thanks for sharing it!

    • Christine Rector says:

      Mine too! And my 2 and a half year old twin boys eat every bite! Delicious! Thank you. Easy and fabulous!

  7. Shannon B. says:

    Can I ask where you got that great green & white tablecloth? I’m in love with it!

  8. Suzanne says:

    I had to laugh. I love zucchini but I am the only one who does in my family. Yours looks wonderful, so wonderful that I’d be glad to make it and not have to share.

  9. Suzanne says:

    I had to return to let you know I stood in the soup aisle today craving soup to combat my cold. Nothing sounded good. I remembered your soup, scooped up the ingredients and had it for lunch. It was all I had hoped it would be and more. I can’t wait to make it again.

  10. Kristen Duke says:

    Suzanne, That makes me so happy to hear! It is oh so yummy and hearty, and I can see it clearing your cold right up!

  11. you always have the yummiest recipes!

  12. Thanks so much for an AWESOME soup recipe! We all love love love this! We’ve made it and posted it over at our blog! Thanks again for sharing!


  13. Nancy Lee says:

    I’m a great grandmother and you’d think I’d be out of this stage of my life (having parties at the drop of a tought) but I love people and want to include them as often as possible into my life. My husband, because he is awesome, supports me in whatever I want to do. Married 48 years on Dec. 19, we have had plenty of parties. You sound like my kind of girl. I’d like to join you.
    I’m making the zuke soup with sausage flavored tvp, (vegetarians) for one of my get-togethers.
    Merry Christmas

    • Kristen Duke says:

      That’s wonderful to hear! I just made this very soup today!!! I love a party girl, I think we would be friends;)

  14. Janell Raica says:

    So glad you posted this soup recipe! It was so Yummy!

  15. Cindy says:

    Your soup sounds delicious, I have “pinned” it.
    Hugs, Cindy

  16. Calien Laure says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I’ve got a bunch of zucchini in the fridge now and I didn’t really want to make more bread with them. This sounds yummy and I have pretty much everything in my house to make it now. 🙂

  17. Ashley says:

    Looks delicious! I’ll be making it soon! 🙂

  18. Torrie says:

    This soup looks yummy! I assume that the 1/4 garlic is a 1/4 tsp. Thanks for sharing great recipe.

  19. Ruth S says:

    Is the sausage Italian or breakfast-type like Jimmy Dean?

  20. Cher says:

    Just found this recipe on Pinterest, can’t wait to make it! I love zucchini but my husband is all about meat!

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  22. this soup sounds delicious! I bet even my fussy one would love it

  23. Yum!


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