Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Sweet Pepper and Hot Sausage Soup

5 WWPP Posted by 9 years ago 7 Comments

I’m sick. I hate being sick. Just about the only thing that makes me feel better is soup. Today I whipped this up with a few aging peppers, wilting cherry tomatoes and my last onion. I’m in desperate need of a grocery trip after my weekend away but I was too miserable to leave the house. Thankfully my pantry was able to serve me well, again. :) Sweet Pepper and Hot Sausage Soup

  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 20oz package of Hot Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 3 large bell peppers chopped (I used 1 orange, 1 yellow and 1 green)
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 (15oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups of your favorite broth (I used homemade stock I had in the freezer)
  • 1 (6oz) can of tomato paste

Spray a large stock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Add the onion and garlic, cook over medium heat until the get a bit transparent.

Remove the casings from the sausage by simply slicing them longways. Add the sausage meat to the pot and break up while browning. Add the basil, oregano, thyme and parsley, stir.

Once the sausage is all brown add the peppers and tomatoes. Add the diced tomatoes, broth and paste. Stir bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Simmer about 20 minutes until peppers just soften.

Sweet Pepper and Hot Sausage Soup - prep 2

Now this makes a huge batch. I’m getting about 6-8 serving with my crude measuring techniques. So I’ll play it save and so nutritional information for 7 servings.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
7 About 1.5 Cups
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
200 7g 3g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
7g 3g 19g 16g

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    March 16, 2009

    It looks good I can't wait to try it! Thanks for all your great recipes!


    March 16, 2009

    Lentils could be added too.


    March 16, 2009

    YUM! What a good idea. I was thinking white beans.. like northern would be tasty too! I was trying to keep pretty brothy as that's what my throat wanted. :)


    March 17, 2009

    Sounds really good. Feel better!!!


    March 17, 2009

    Great idea. I love that you use those "stop light" peppers in so many things. I buy them at aldi's and then just chop them into things all week. I also think that this would be good with lentils, more protein and fiber. yum.


    March 27, 2009

    Roni - I had some 3 peppers in the fridge on the verge of going bad, so I tried this soup. I replaced the turkey sausage with Gimme Lean vegetarian sausage because we gave up meat for Lent. Not only was it super delicious, but I ended up with six generous 2-point servings!!! This recipe is a keeper.


    May 1, 2009

    Wow... I just so happen to have nearly all the ingredients for this one! Will be adding it to my repoire' of recipes TBT (to be tried). Thinking... tomorrow a pot will be going on my stove top!