Smoked Sausage Minestrone

Cook Time:
20 minutes
Serving Size:


  • 4 ounces (1/4 of regular size package Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 cup small shell macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 can (8 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained, cut up
  • 1 cup tomato-vegetable juice cocktail
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


A quick-and-easy soup featuring smoked sausage, zucchini, stewed tomatoes and macaroni.

  1. Combine broth and water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add zucchini and macaroni. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook 8 minutes, or until macaroni is tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in sausage, tomatoes with their juice and the tomato juice cocktail; cook 5 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving.