Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup
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  1. Use bulk sausage or remove the casings from the sausage and discard.
  2. Brown the sausage in a heavy Dutch oven or large saucepan, mashing it with the back of a spoon until the meat is no longer pink and has rendered most of its fat.
  3. Spoon out most of the fat from the cooked sausage and discard.
  4. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring,until soft but not browned.
  5. Add carrots, zucchini, pepper, wine, chicken broth, tomatoes, basil, and oregano and bring to a boil.
  6. When the soup in boiling, add the orzo and cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve in heavy soup bowls.
  9. If desired, sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each serving.
  10. To prepare in advance: Like most hearty soups, this tastes best if it is cooled, refrigerated overnight, then reheated to serve.
  11. It may also be frozen.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 285.4 Kcal (1195 kJ)
Calories from fat 188.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.9g 32%
Cholesterol 51.19mg 17%
Sodium 1107.22mg 46%
Potassium 412.6mg 9%
Total Carbs 7.16g 2%
Sugars 2.29g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.34g 5%
Protein 12.2g 24%
Vitamin C 26.6mg 44%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 0.8mg 5%
Calcium 128.3mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 97.71 Kcal (409 kJ)
Calories from fat 64.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.15g 32%
Cholesterol 17.53mg 17%
Sodium 379.05mg 46%
Potassium 141.25mg 9%
Total Carbs 2.45g 2%
Sugars 0.78g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.46g 5%
Protein 4.18g 24%
Vitamin C 9.1mg 44%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.3mg 5%
Calcium 43.9mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.2
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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