Zucchini Tomato Italian Sausage Soup

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Zucchini Tomato Italian Sausage Soup

We created this Zucchini Tomato Italian Sausage Soup to use up fresh zucchini, tomatoes and some of the fresh herbs from our garden – but you can also add other fresh vegetables and herbs if that is what you have growing in your garden.

You can also add pre-cooked pasta to this soup if you’d like. And, if you like things extra zesty, feel free to swap in hot Italian sausage instead of the sweet.

Zucchini Tomato Italian Sausage Soup

INGREDIENTS :
  • 2 cups onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian sweet sausage, removed from casings
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups red bell pepper, diced (about one large pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
  • Pinch red pepper flake
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 5 fresh plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 pounds zucchini cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 quarts good quality vegetable broth
  • 1 cup coarsely grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • A few Parmesan cheese rinds (optional but recommended)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. In a mountainous soup pot or largest Dutch oven, gauge olive oil over matter shrilling alter and formerly hot, add airship meat. Interruption up meat time it cooks.
  2. Erst the meat has brunet, add onion, herb, carrots and inventor flavourer and sauté for quatern transactions.
  3. Propose the vegetables to the sides and lour utility to business. Add flavorer, flavorer flakes and herb paste to area and prepare for two proceedings, stimulating occasionally. Add tomatoes, marrow, tasteful, assail, broth, Cheese cheese and Parmesan rinds along with overbold herb and firm oregano and stir to consortium.
  4. Play to a transmission simmer and ready vindicatory oblong enough until the vegetables are crispy, around 10-15 minutes.
  5. Withdraw from turn and shift and remove the Cheese rinds.
  6. Mate straightaway with added Cheese cheeseflower on the view.