Zucchini Sausage Soup Recipe

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Zucchini Sausage Soup is a delightful and hearty dish that has gained popularity among food enthusiasts for its rich flavors and easy preparation. This savory soup combines the earthy goodness of zucchini with the savory notes of sausage, creating a mouthwatering combination that warms the soul.

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Zucchini Sausage Soup

Reasons To Love Zucchini Sausage Soup

  • Quick and Easy: Zucchini sausage soup is a breeze to prepare, making it an ideal choice for busy weeknight dinners or last-minute gatherings.
  • Nutrient-Rich: Zucchini is a low-calorie vegetable packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Adding it to your soup increases its nutritional value without compromising on taste.
  • Versatile and Filling: This soup is versatile and can be enjoyed as an appetizer or a main course. The addition of sausage makes it a filling meal, perfect for chilly evenings.

Recipe Ingredients

This zucchini soup recipe is so easy with just a few ingredients, it’s why I’ve chosen to make it over and over again. Here is the simple ingredient list:

  • Fresh zucchini
  • Ground sausage
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder/salt
  • Cans tomato sauce
  • Diced peeled tomatoes
  • Butter
  • Onion powder
  • Colby jack cheese

You just cook the sausage and zucchini and then combine all of the ingredients into a pot and let them simmer until hot.  It is that easy!

Zucchini Sausage Soup

Popular Substitutes

  • Gluten-Free: Opt for gluten-free sausage and ensure your broth is gluten-free to make the soup suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.
  • Spice it Up: If you enjoy spicier flavors, use spicy Italian sausage or add crushed red pepper flakes to your soup for an extra kick.
  • Creamy Zucchini Soup: Blend the soup to a creamy consistency, and stir in a bit of heavy cream or coconut milk for a creamy twist.

Expert Tips

  • Sauté the Sausage: Sautéing the sausage before adding it to the soup enhances its flavor and removes excess fat.
  • Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh zucchini and quality sausage for the best results. Fresh ingredients yield a more vibrant and flavorful soup.
  • Garnish Creatively: Elevate your zucchini sausage soup with garnishes like grated Parmesan cheese, fresh basil, or a drizzle of olive oil.

Holiday Lunch

My mom introduced this soup to me a few years ago and I just love it.  It means even more now that my mom is no longer with us. And I love having a few close friends over to eat my zucchini sausage soup. The soup is even red and green.  Perfect for Christmas!

Zucchini Sausage Soup

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Make It Healthier?

To make the soup healthier, use lean sausage, low-sodium broth, and incorporate more vegetables like carrots, celery, or spinach.

Can I Freeze Zucchini Sausage Soup?

Yes, you can freeze this soup. Allow it to cool completely, then transfer it to airtight containers or freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.

What’s the Best Way to Thicken the Soup?

To thicken the soup, you can add a roux (equal parts butter and flour) or a cornstarch slurry (cornstarch mixed with cold water) towards the end of cooking.


Zucchini Sausage Soup Recipe

Zucchini Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
11 mins

Delicious hearty sausage zucchini soup

Author: Kristen Duke
  • 5 fresh zucchini
  • 1 lb. ground sausage
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 16 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 16 oz. shredded colby jack cheese
  1. Cook ground sausage, set aside.

  2. Cut up fresh zucchini into cubes.

  3. Cook zucchini in oil, butter, garlic, onion until soft.

  4. Throw in cooked sausage, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and a little water if needed.

  5. Once everything is in the pot, simmer until hot.

  6. Add shredded cheese at the end just before serving.

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Recipe Notes

*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!

In conclusion, zucchini sausage soup is a delightful recipe that combines the simplicity of preparation with the complexity of flavors. Its versatility and adaptability make it a favorite for many, whether you’re looking for a comforting meal or a healthy option. Don’t hesitate to experiment with substitutes and variations to create a personalized version of this delicious soup. Enjoy your culinary journey with this flavorful bowl of comfort!

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