Recipe By JENNIFER0320
Published Jun 19th
Prep 30m Cook 4h 15m Additional - Ready In 4h 45m
Servings 6 servings Calories 389.2

This is great as thick soup served with French bread or served over rice or noodles. Better the next day!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 cups 1/2-inch pieces celery
  • 2 pounds zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix celery into cooked sausage; cook and stir until celery is softened, about 10 minutes.
  2. 2 Combine sausage mixture, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, salt, sugar, oregano, Italian seasoning, basil, and garlic powder in a slow cooker.
  3. 3 Cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 389.2
  • Carbohydrate 25.8 g
  • Cholesterol 49 mg
  • Fat 23.6 g
  • Fiber 6.3 g
  • Protein 21.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.5 g
  • Sodium 2218.3 mg
  • Sugar 13 g


  1. SO GOOD!!! Perfect for cold miserable days---its excellent comfort food. I call this "pizza stew" because it has a lot of similar flavors. I reviewed this the first time I made it and said that it was WAY too salty with the added salt--and I still think it would be too salty with the added - Read more ...
  2. Meh. This soup just didn't excite me. It wasn't bad, but I found myself looking for excuses to eat something else. I always rate recipes as written, but I might add beans or pasta to this if I ever make it again as I felt like a flavor or texture was missing for me.
  3. Made it exactly to the recipe. wonderful soup. While cooking in crock pot it seemed like it was going to be very thick, almost like a stew, but by serving time consistency was perfect. Smelled so good, husband was opening crock pot and "tasting" before it was done.
  4. I have gotten recipes from All recipes almost every week for several years and this is the first review I have done. This is without a doubt the best soup I have ever had. I made it exactly as it was written (I hate it when people review & give stars when they have changes - Read more ...
  5. I liked this recipe very much ! I do not like reviews where everyone is changing what the ingredients are because that is not the recipe.
  6. Recipe is great, added more seasoning, added feta cheese and used spicy Italian sausage and I found it too thick to be a soup so I added a bottle of beer which made it even better and more soup like. Awesome w/ some French bread
  7. I cooked this as the directions said with no changes, very easy and very flavorful. I even brought some to the neighbors , great on these cold days.
  8. Loved this, but did do a few changes. I used the Italian sausage out of the casing, and all the other ingredients. I did add a box of vegetable broth from Trader Joes, which made it a soup rather than stew. And I added light red kidney bean, as well as a can of cannellini - Read more ...
  9. Used spicy Italian sausage, otherwise wouldn't recommend any changes on the recipe! So far I have created open-faced sandwich with a toasted sesame bun, mixed it with Orecchiette pasta, and as a soup with oyster crackers. Always with Parmesan cheese please! Made it on Monday night and ate great the whole week. Thank you Jennifer!
  10. Loved this soup! I did use hot Italian turkey sausage out of the casing. I used 2 (15oz) cans of diced tomatoes with garlic and oregano instead of the 2 (28oz)cans. I also added 4c of fat free low sodium chicken broth to else is it a soup if there is no broth or - Read more ...

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