“Italian Vegetable Soup”

A great warm soup for the wintry days, easy to make and simply delicious.

“Italian Vegetable Soup”

“Betty Crocker’s – Working Woman’s Cookbook”


1           pound bulk Italian sausage

1          medium onion, sliced

1          can (16 ounces) whole tomatoes

1          can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained

1          can (10.5 ounces) condensed beef broth

1-1/2  cups water

2          medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, cut into 1/4-inch slices

1/2      teaspoon dried basil leaves

Grated Parmesan cheese


Cook and stir sausage and onion in 3-quart saucepan until sausage light brown; drain.  Stir in tomatoes (with liquid), beans, broth, water, zucchini and basil; break up tomatoes with fork. Heat to boiling; reduce heat.  Cover and simmer until zucchini is tender, about 5 minutes.   Sprinkle with cheese.