Smoked Sausage Minestrone Smoked Sausage Minestrone

Smoked Sausage Minestrone | Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Alanna Davey Image by: Maya Visnyei

For a cheesy crostini garnish, sprinkle toasted slices of baguette with shredded cheddar and bake in 375°F oven until cheese is melted.

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 6 hours & 30 minutes
  • Portion size 12 servings



In slow cooker, combine sausage, carrots, celery, onion, parsley sprigs, bay leaves, Italian seasoning, pepper, broth and water; cover and cook on low until vegetables are tender, 6 to 8 hours.

Discard parsley and bay leaves; using slotted spoon, transfer sausage to cutting board. Add red pepper, peas and pasta to slow cooker; cover and cook on high until red pepper is tender and pasta is al dente, 15 to 20 minutes.  

Meanwhile, slice sausage crosswise into rounds; return to slow cooker. Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with chopped parsley (if using). Serve with crusty bread or cheesy crostini.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 744 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 25 g
  • Calories 336
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Potassium 593 mg
  • Cholesterol 51 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 37 g


  • Iron 14
  • Folate 18
  • Calcium 6
  • Vitamin A 70
  • Vitamin C 125
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Smoked Sausage Minestrone