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The Best Minestrone Soup with Italian Sausage Recipe

All the classic flavors of minestrone soup kicked up a notch with Italian sausage and topped with Parmesan cheese. At under 400 calories per serving, this thick and hearty soup loaded with vegetables will become a family favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Best Soup Recipe, italian sausage soup, minestrone soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 344kcal


  • 1 pound ground italian sausage
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can red kidney beans drained
  • cups celery diced
  • cups carrots sliced
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 Tablespoons italian seasoning
  • 10 ounces small shell pasta
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Brown sausage in skillet until fully cooked; drain excess grease.
  • In a large stock pot add beef broth, water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, celery, carrots, onion salt, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning. Simmer until veggies become tender, about 20-30 minutes.
  • In a separate pot, cook pasta according to directions. When noodles are done, add to soup and mix in cooked sausage.
  • Top with shredded Parmesan cheese and serve.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1941mg | Potassium: 911mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4527IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 5mg