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Easy Italian Soup Recipe that will knock your socks off. With red wine and pasta shells, this is a great dinner recipe.

Zuppa Salsiccia, Italian Sausage Soup

With lots of red wine, tomatoes and jumbo pasta shells. Simple with ingredients, easy to make, this is a beautiful sausage soup recipe that will become a favorite.
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Calories 406kcal


  • 3 links hot Italian Sausage
  • 3 links sweet Italian Sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups good quality red wine
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 small cans stewed tomatoes 15 1/2 ounce cans.
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 2 green onions sliced thin
  • 1 whole green pepper chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley chopped, plus some for garnish
  • 2 Tablespoons dried basil
  • 3 whole garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Large shell pasta cooked al-la-dente


  • In a deep pan brown sausage thoroughly, remove from pan and drain well. In same pan saute onions, green peppers and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add sausage and red wine and bring to a boil. Add remaining ingredients and simmer uncovered for at least one hour.
  • About 15 minutes before soup is done, cook the pasta according to package instructions, drain and keep warm. In a soup bowl spoon a few pasta shells, pour a generous helping of soup over top. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and some parsley for garnish.
  • For leftovers, store the pasta and soup in separate containers. If you don't, the pasta will absorb a lot of the broth.


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1181mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 353IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 4mg