Fresh Tomato Zucchini Basil Italian Sausage Soup

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We are advocates of fresh food and cooking fresh. So we love this fresh tomatoes Zucchini soup as a great way to use fresh vegetables from your garden.

The Fresh Tomato Zucchini Basil Italian Sausage soup is a straightforward soup to make. The entire soup is fresh and made of fresh roasted vegetables and Italian sausage. The main work for this soup is cutting up and roasting the vegetables. The soup is a beautiful soup to serve as an autumn meal.

About The Fresh Tomato Zucchini Sausage Italian Soup

We had some friends give us some fresh tomatoes and zucchini from their garden. We were unsure what to do with them, so we turned them into this Italian soup.

All the ingredients we use in this soup are fresh, here are:

Fresh Tomato Zucchini Basil Italian Sausage Soup

About Roasting The Vegetables

One of the essential parts of this soup is to roast the vegetables. By roasting the vegetables, you will not need to take the skin off the tomatoes or zucchini.

Here are a few things about the vegetables and roasting the vegetables:

  • Use Fresh Tomatoes – If you have garden tomatoes or were given some, this is a great way to use these tomatoes. Cut them up in quarters so they can be quickly roasted.
  • Use Fresh Zucchini – We were also given some fresh zucchini, so usually, this soup would not have had zucchini, but we added it. If you do not have zucchini or do not like it, you can always omit the zucchini from the recipe. We added them as we had some and wanted to use as many fresh vegetables as possible. We cut them into slices and quarters to put them on the pan for roasting.
  • Fresh Onions – We used a yellow onion, but if you have a red onion or another kind of onion,n you can also use it. We would not recommend using a green onion as we will roast the vegetables.
  • Fresh Garlic – We used one bulb or head of fresh garlic. For some people, this may seem like a lot of garlic, but as the garlic is roasted with the vegetables, it will help flavor them.
  • Fresh Basil – As we are advocates for fresh food, we use fresh basil. Most grocery stores have fresh basil. If you cannot find fresh basil, then use dried basil. We cut up the basil leaves and mixed them to be roasted.
  • Fresh Oregano – We also used fresh oregano. We used the stems and leaves and cut them into small pieces. We mixed them with the vegetables.
  • Olive Oil – Olive oil is the best way to roast vegetables. We drizzle the olive oil on the vegetables. I used a big spoon to mix them all around the pan.
  • Parchment Paper – Parchment paper is one of the great inventions used for cooking and baking. We put all the vegetables on parchment paper to roast their vegetables. This is not necessary, but it does make cleaning so much easier.

Allow the vegetables to roast until they are soft and fully cooked. When you roast the tomatoes, there will be a lot of liquid from the tomatoes. Please do not throw that juice away; we use it as part of our soup.

Because of the water in the vegetables, we do not add any water to this soup.

Frying Up The Meat

We bought ground Italian Sausage from the grocery store with some flavors added. We add some fresh basil and oregano to it.

Fry up the meat in some olive oil. Once it is cooked, you can set it aside until the vegetables are fully roasted.

Blending Up The Soup

We use an immersion blender to blend up the soup. We like the immersion blender as it makes it easy to place the ingredients in the pot and blend them.

We like all the Cushinart Immersion Blenders; they work well. We love the Cuisinart Smart Stick Cordless Hand Blender; you can find out more by clicking here.

You can use a regular blender if you do not have an Immersion Blender. The main point is to blend and mix up the soup.

I blended the meat with the soup so it would be small pieces. But if you want larger pieces, you can skip this step and leave the meat in larger pieces in the soup.

Simmering The Soup

The soup can be eaten without simmering as the vegetable meat is already cooked. As you added the vegetable stock to it, you need to cook it for at least 15 minutes, but we like to simmer the soup.

Here is some reason why we like to simmer the soup:

  • Simmering allows everything to cook slowly. We love the way that simmering allows food to cook slowly.
  • Simmering blends in the spices. We find that simmering helps to blend in all the spices for the soup.
  • Simmering means you can prepare ahead of time and leave it. We love that simmering means we can prepare the soup ahead of time, leave it, and come back as soon as you are ready to eat.

Cream And Parmesan Cheese With The Soup

This soup works well with a bit of cream and parmesan cheese. We put these as optional, but both of them will add a lot to the soup.

The heavy cream will be necessary if, for some reason, your tomatoes are bitter; the cream can help to sweeten up the soup. Also, the Parmesan cheese will add a lot of flavor to the soup.

You can add as much or as little to your soup as possible. We like cream, so we tend to add a bit more. We also like the Parmesan Cheese in this soup.

Cream And Parmesan Cheese With The Soup

Fresh Tomato Zucchini Basil Italian Sausage Soup

Serving Size:
6 to 8
20 minutes Prep
25 minutes roasting vegetables
Simmering for 1 or 2 hours (optional)


  • 3 pounds of fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup or 1 medium fresh zucchini
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Oregano
  • 1 pound Italian Sausage or meat
  • 1 heaping tablespoon vegetable soup stock
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Olive oil
  • Parseseam Cheese (optional)
  • Heavy cream (optional)


  1. Wash and cut up Tomatoes, zucchini, onions, and garlic on a pan to roast in the oven. Drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Roast vegetables for about 25 minutes or until completely soft and cooked.
  3. Add some fresh basil and oregano to the Italian sausage meat.
  4. While vegetables are cooking, fry up the Italian sausage meat in olive oil and set it aside.
  5. When vegetables are cooked, please place them in a pot, and use an immersion blender to blend up vegetables. If you use a regular blender, allow vegetables to cool and then put them in the blender.
  6. Add in vegetable soup stock and blend until mixed up completely.
  7. Add in cooked Italian sausage and blend slightly again.
  8. Turn stove on high until soup begins to boil. Then turn it down to allow it to simmer. You can have it simmer for at least an hour, but we like to have to simmer for a few hours to make sure flavors are mixed into the mixture.
  9. Before Serving, blend in parmesan cheese and heavy cream.
  10. Serve with parmesan cheese on top.

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